Tom Higham and one of numerous dates. Floozy!
And here's some insider information that my sibling subversives will love. Apparently
He thinks that Neanderthals probably went extinct gradually. His work re-dating Neanderthal sites in Croatia and the Caucasus suggests that Neanderthals disappeared from these regions by about 40,000 years ago. Other researchers say that the last Neanderthals may have eked out a living in the Iberian peninsula until as recently as 24,000 years ago, although Higham and his former graduate student, Rachel Wood, have unpublished work that questions that timing.PLoS one! PLoS one! PLoS one! Ooh! Ooh! They'll publish that in a heart-beat! No waiting! Pleeeeeeeez, Tom! Rachel? Who cares about Nature? A new species of Fame awaits those who publish in PLoS one.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.