The Neanderthals May Have Died Out Because of ... Bunnies?
Geege Schuman stashed this in Life Death Life Death
"They noticed that, up until around 30,000 years ago, the remains of large animals -- deer and the like -- were plentiful in caves.
After that, though, the remains of smaller, bunny-like animals became much more prevalent. And that shift coincides with the seeming disappearance of the Neanderthals. The bulky-browed primates, the scientists speculate, were unable to adapt their hunting skills to small game."
Nice metaphor: "Focus your energies on small, nimble targets (you Neanderthal, you)."
But in and of itself, a nice speculative read.
Bunnies are vicious killers.
And Neanderthals did not have holy hand grenades!