Neanderthals during the Last Glacial Period

To the layman, the Last Glacial Period is nothing but the end phase of the Ice Age. This was a time period that occurred around 12,000 years back, and this is when the Neanderthals are known to have walked on the earth’s surface for the first time. Of course, the living conditions were very tough as ice sheets covered most of the earth’s continents where we reside today, such as the Americas, Asia and Europe. Considering that the genetic build up of the Neanderthals is only 98% similar to that of the present Homo sapiens, these primitive humans possessed the requisite anatomical requirements such as dense body hair growth, in order to combat the biting cold, and be able to survive in harsh environmental conditions. In order to enrich your knowledge about the living conditions of Neanderthals during the last glacial period, and the various geographical conditions of the earth during this particular period, it would definitely be helpful to take a look at articles on the following topics:-

  • Evolution of Primitive Humans through Early, Middle and Late Stone Age
  • The Three Stages of the Ice Age of Glacial Period
  • The Complex Phenomenon of Quaternary Glaciation
  • Rise of Sea Level in the Prehistoric Age and its impact on aquatic and non-aquatic life
  • The Event of Quaternary Extinction
  • Instances of Glacial Lake outburst and consequential flooding
  • The significance of Valparaiso Moraine and Pleistocene