Mystery still surrounds Neandertals

Excerpt from the December 4, 1965 Science News Letter

illustration of Neandertals

MURKY RELATIONS  Once thought of as cavemen (as in this 1920’s artist’s depiction), Neandertals may have built structures, researchers discovered 50 years ago. The finding led to speculation that Neandertals were direct ancestors of modern humans, a conclusion that is still hotly debated.

Charles Robert Knight

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