From @MissionArtist on Twitter
The Rock of Gibraltar was the 2nd
place after Germany that Neanderthal evidence was found. The
last surviving Neanderthals lived there.
25,000 BC. Gibraltar's Zafarraya
remains the youngest evidence of Neanderthals and have expanded
the timeline of Neanderthal existence.
Newer remains in Spain suggest Neanderthals
were driven out of Central Europe by modern man to the Iberian
peninsula where they sought refuge.
1973's Elton John hit "Daniel"
was based on last Neanderthals in Gibraltar and Spain. Here's
the very oldest version, 25,000 BC:
"NeanderDaniel is traveling
tonight on the plain, I can see the red torch lights heading
NeanderDaniel, my brother, you are
older than me, Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't
Poor Neanderthals - hounded out of
Europe to their last cave. Broken limbs recovered but not broken
Today people have swum across the
Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco but for whatever reason the Neanderthals
didn't make it.