Homo neanderthalensis


Homo neanderthalensis is the extinct hominin species most closely related to modern humans.

Keywords: Neanderthal; mtDNA; burials; Mousterian; speech; cannibalism; Neandertal


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Further Reading

Mellars P (1996) The Neanderthal Legacy: An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP.

Stringer C and Gamble C (1993) In Search of the Neanderthals: Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins. New York: Thames and Hudson.

Tattersall I (1995) The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives. New York: Macmillan.

Trinkaus E and Shipman P (1993) The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind. London: Jonathan Cape.

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Wood, Bernard A(Apr 2001) Homo neanderthalensis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003317]