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Futureproof Extra: Who Were The Neanderthals?

Neanderthals have long been depicted as dim witted and brutish cave-dwellers far removed from us,...

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07.30 3 Nov 2020


Futureproof Extra: Who Were The Neanderthals?



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07.30 3 Nov 2020


Neanderthals have long been depicted as dim witted and brutish cave-dwellers far removed from us, their Homo Sapien cousins.

But Neanderthals actually lived highly complex and diverse lives who thrived in an ever-changing and hostile world.

So, who were the Neanderthals and what do we know about them?

Jonathan spoke to Rebecca Wragg Sykes, an Honorary Fellow at the Universities Liverpool and Bordeaux and author of ‘Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art’ to find out more.

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Archaeology Evolution Hominid Homo Neanderthalensis Human Kindred Neanderthal. Homo Sapien Rebecca Wragg Sykes Science

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