It’s about time we gave our Neanderthal ancestors a break

When you think of a Neanderthal, you might conjure up a picture of a grunting cave man with poor brain power, capable of little other than hunting animals. You’d be wrong.

Over the past few years, our perception of Neanderthals has been changing dramatically; from a brutish cave man to a sophisticated human, with a rich culture. This collection of evidence continues to grow, painting a more accurate picture of our ancestors. And experts say we still have much more to learn.

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