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The Men of the Last Ice Age in Europe
Lecturing at the Royal College of Surgeons, Sir Arthur Keith described the pioneers of the white race who took possession of Europe during the last phase of glaciation and displaced Neanderthal man, until then in sole possession. The increasing severity of climatic conditions in the opening phase of the ice age may have pushed Neanderthal man toward extinction but would not account for his complete disappearance, for many men of that race lived in Spain, southern France and Italy beyond the arctic conditions. A glance at the forerunners of the man of today explains why Neanderthal man disappeared. The discoveries in the caves of central and southern France revealed the tall, big-headed, strong Cromagnon people. Recently Moravia had begun to rival France in contributions to knowledge of the early white or Caucasian settlers. In the middle or cold and dry phase
LONDON. JAMA. 1930;94(24):1928-1929. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710500046022