Who were the neanderthals, and what caused them to disappear?
Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives
“Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of theHomo genus (Homo neanderthalensis) or a subspecies of Homo sapiens. Our well-known, but often misunderstood, fossil kin lived in Eurasia 200,000 to 30,000 years ago, in the Pleistocene Epoch.”
Neanderthal culture: Old masters
“The earliest known cave paintings fuel arguments about whether Neanderthals were the mental equals of modern humans.”
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