Neanderthal

Neanderthal: a group of people said to be the closest extinct relatives to modern-day humans that lived 200,000 to 28,000 years ago. Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) lived throughout Europe and southwestern to central Asia. Living in caves required them to be adapted to cold environments and have stockier bodies than those of humans in the present day.

 This is a reconstruction of a Neanderthal child’s face through examination of skull fragments. You can find how the reconstruction was conducted, ending with this picture, at http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/staff/zolli/CAP/Main_face.htm.

The information I used and other facts or pictures can be found on these sites:

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-neanderthalensis

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/407406/Neanderthal

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One Response to Neanderthal

  1. Megan M. says:

    That Smithsonian website is a great resource, good find. Double check your dates for Neanderthals though – they went extinct around 28,000 years ago, but they were around much earlier.

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