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    Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct

    by In spite of the title, this book is less about the Neanderthals than you might expect. It’s far more about the rather small amount of fossils we’ve built our understanding of the habits and cultures and migrations of early humans (of several species) on. Particularly, it pays a lot of attention to climatological details that are frequently considered part of the background. Before we get excited and turn over everything we think we know about the Neanderthal extinction and where they lived and why, the author regularly admits that he doesn’t have remotely complete data to work with either. A lot of his world building and theory making is…