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No known Neanderthal more recent than 40 ka?
From 2011 onwards, following radiocarbon results by a team of the Oxford Institute of Archaeology, there was a major change in scientific consensus for the age of the extinction of the Neanderthals. No uncontaminated radiocarbon date of a Neanderthal, Mousterian, or Châtelperronian layer is demonstrably younger than 40 ± 1 ka (Higham 2011, Pinhasi et al. 2011, Wood et al. 2013, Higham et al. 2014). To change the extinction date to one more recent than 40 ka (as was widely believed before 2011), kindly cite on this talk page a scientific article more recent than 2011 that seriously challenges the well-received work of the above authors. Nicolas Perrault (talk) 11:46, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
@Nicolas Perrault III: FWIW - Just now noticed this discussion - after updating the template to 24,000 years ago extinction date for Neanderthals - based on a relevant 30 October 2015 reference from the Australian Museum - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 13:19, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
I added a Reliable Sourcing Guide for Palaeolithic articles at the bottom of the Navbox, although I am not sure if referring to an essay in a navbox is common practice. Feel free to comment. Nicolas Perrault (talk) 14:27, 20 June 2017 (UTC)