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Question: What actually happened to the Neanderthals!?
did they die out or was it a genocide!?

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Nobody really knows, but genetically they seem to have been a dead-end!. They were confined to modern-day Europe!. According to current archeology and physical anthropology, none of todays Homo Sapiens Sapiens are descended from Neanderthals!. As far as I recall, we still aren't sure if Homo Sapiens Sapiens, who expanded outward from Africa, killed off the Neanderthals or if Neanderthals were already gone by the time they got there!.

Some people have suggested that the Basque peoples might actually be Neanderthal descendants, but this seems kind of crass to me!. It is mainly based on the fact that the Basques are a linguistic and cultural anomaly compared to the rest of Western Europe!. I don't know !. !. !. Www@QuestionHome@Com

A lot may have been killed by homo sapiens but it is likely that some would have interbred and the homo sapiens genes became dominant although you get glimpses of Neanderthal in people like Arnold SchwarzeneggerWww@QuestionHome@Com