National Geographic: The Neanderthals
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biology
evolution
anthropology
biological anthropology
human ancestors
neanderthals

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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