Issue 58: Your Neanderthal Ancestor
In this issue of COSMOS, Australia's #1 science magazine, we look at the relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans. For nearly 400,000 years Neanderthals lived across parts of the European continent and the Middle East. Then 35,000 years ago, not long after modern humans appeared in their territories, they became extinct. What happened?:
Issue 58 highlights
"We know that before we came along they [Neanderthals] were already doomed" says editor-in-chief Elizabeth Finkel.
Reader's letters; "Where in the COSMOS?" winners.
Holodeck: Microbe Masterpieces - The artist goes where the microscope cannot
Jo Whittaker, Geophysicist. Whittaker didn't grow up dreaming of rocks - 'I was going to be an accountant' - Elizabeth Finkel discovers.
Shortcuts The old man's message was very clear - walk carefully! Do not disturb the tunnels. Original fiction by Brian Trent.
This issue's reviews include: Standard Deviations; Flying Dinosaurs; Mona; Enigma Man; The Drunken Monkey; Lucky Planet.
"Body Talk" by Norman Swan, the "Incurable Engineer" by Alan Finkel, "Philosopher's Corner" by Laurie Zoloth and "Smoke and Mirrors" by Jason England.