neanderthals

  • How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

    How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

    When quarry workers dislodged a skullcap and a bunch of bones from a cave near Düsseldorf in 1856, little did anyone realise the remains would reveal an entirely new branch on the tree of life, that of the genus Homo and its many constituents, including Homo neanderthalensis, to which those bones belonged. The name “Neanderthal”…