National Geographic: The Neanderthals
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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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