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Neanderthal Code

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Modern humans arrive to Europe in this reenactment. . Ever since the first Neanderthal man was discovered by German quarry workers in 1856, scientists have tried to deny them a part in the human family. The French anatomist Marcellin Boule created an image of the brutish caveman, more than human. And this is the picture that has entered the popular imagination.

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Who were the Neanderthals? How human were they? Why did they go extinct? For 150 years the fate of our closest relatives has been a mystery. But now scientists can start answering these questions - with the help of DNA.

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