The Guardian reports: "One of science’s most puzzling mysteries – the disappearance of the Neanderthals – may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil expert."
The article goes on to admit that this idea, credited to Fernando Rozzi, of Paris’s Centre National de la Récherche Scientifique, and based on a study of a Neanderthal jawbone, will be controversial.
The Guardian presents the more conventional view: "Some researchers believe Neanderthals may have failed to compete effectively with Homo sapiens for resources, or were more susceptible to the impact of climate change." Few have suspect — up until now — that the decline of the Neanderthals was due to the fact that they were so yummie.