Five Things Prove Neanderthals Weren’t Just ‘Apemen’

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Neanderthals lived in Europe and Central and Southwest Asia.

Neanderthals were described as stupid and brutal creatures, like cavemen and primitive apemen, closer to gorillas than modern humans…

“They were actually very intelligent and accomplished humans. They weren’t ‘ape-men’. So it’s unfair to them that the word Neanderthal is used as an insult today,” reports the UK Natural History Museum, which dedicates space to Homo neanderthalensis.

These men disappeared forty thousand years ago and recognized as a human species only one hundred and sixty years ago, Neanderthals have been underestimated by science for decades.

In recent years, however, research has shown a much more complex picture of our distant cousins.

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