The Neandertals

Climatic fluctuations


During the 300,000 years of their existence, Neandertals have experienced several climatic fluctuations.  Our planet witnessed several ice ages, during which the average temperature of Eurasia may have dropped by 15 degrees Celsius, this was interspersed with interglacial phases where the climate was comparable to what we know today or was even milder.

In addition to the climatic fluctuations, the territory occupied by Neandertal populations was very extensive and encompassed a great variety of climates: oceanic, continental, Mediterranean, arid or mountainous.

And when the temperature changes, everything changes: the fauna and flora and therefore the exploitation of these resources and ways of life.