Monthly Archives: January 2011

Who were the Neanderthals?

Neanderthals, man’s closest relatives have excited many scientists for decades. In the past there have been many hypothesis and myths about Neanderthals by virtue of which, they have been portrayed as barbaric hominins that lacked culture. However, recent reports suggest Neanderthals were culturally sophisticated hominins that interbred with humans outside Africa. Here, I attempt to congregate scientific papers that debunk the myths about Neandethals. This is a work in progress and any additional articles about Neanderthals from the readers is highly appreciated.

Listen to NPR podcast on Neanderthals vs. Humans (7:35 onwards in the podcast) that discusses human brain development.

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