Creative Structures Built By Neanderthals Is Upending How We View the Species

By Bo Beard | May 12, 2024

Our ancestors

Neanderthals, the closest-known relatives of Homo sapiens, coexisted with us for thousands of years until their extinction around 40,000 years ago. 
 

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Despite the belief that our ancestors and Neanderthals likely got along, misconceptions and negative portrayals have persisted since their discovery in the 19th century. 
 

Neanderthals

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While Neanderthals are sometimes unfairly associated with misbehavior, evidence of such behavior is lacking.