This makes sense, except from one detail: Since agriculture had not yet been invented, I do not see how there could have been such a big difference in populations between modern men and the Neanderthals. Agriculture is supposed to be the thing that made able having big populations.Quote
I can't remember how long it is thought that Neanderthals and homo sapiens survived alongside each other, but I think I'm remembering correctly when I say that (in book I'm readin) there has been a suggestion that births were too few and perhaps the gene pool was not broad enough, so that that is one way the population would have reduced gradually.
I totally feel you, there are a couple of answers I would like to know before I die.Quote
And I do so want to know the answers before I die!