National Geographic: The Neanderthals
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3m 59s
neanderthals
human ancestors
biological anthropology
evolution

This clip explains the known history of the Neanderthals, who were the closest relatives to the modern human in the family tree. They lived about 400,000 - 40,000 years ago. This clip discusses their habitat and the evolutionary adaptations that may have allowed them to survive a cold, glacial ecosystem. It then speculates the leading theories surrounding their mysterious disappearance.

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