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Not by Demography Alone: Neanderthal extinction and null hypotheses in paleoanthropological explanation

Adrian, Currie and Andra, Meneganzin (2022) Not by Demography Alone: Neanderthal extinction and null hypotheses in paleoanthropological explanation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Neanderthal extinction is a matter of intense debate. It has been suggested that demography (as opposed to environment or competition) could alone provide a sufficient explanation for the phenomenon. We argue that demography cannot be a ‘stand-alone’ or ‘alternative’ explanation of token extinctions as demographic features are entangled with competitive and environmental factors, and further because demography should not be conflated with neutrality.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Adrian, Curriea.currie@exeter.ac.uk
Andra, Meneganzin
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Dr Adrian Currie
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 17:49
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022 17:49
Item ID: 21234
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > Explanation
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21234

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