ON In Gibraltar, a footprint was discovered that could be one of the last Neanderthals on Earth.
Although most Neanderthals died out about 40,000 years ago, small populations clung to caves on the edge of the Iberian Peninsula, where stone tools prove that they still lived about 28,000 years ago.
Scientists at the Gibraltar National Museum, who spent the past 10 years studying ancient trails in the vast sand dune above Catalan Bay, believe they found the footprint of a youthful Neanderthal man who lived about 29,000 years ago.
The footprint was discovered alongside the tracks of deer, ibex, aurochs, leopards and even elephants.
Neanderthals lived longer …