Explore facts about these extinct humans, from looks to lifestyle and abilities.
New evidence from caves in Spain shows that Neanderthals engaged in complex symbolic thought—and were pretty good artists to boot.
Neanderthals were well adapted to lives of extreme activity. Andrew Masterson reports.
Scientists have fully sequenced the DNA of a second Neanderthal. Here's what you need to know to sound knowledgeable about your Neanderthal genes.
A new study suggests that Neanderthals' demise was a result of population dynamics and bad timing.
Interbreeding with our fellow hominins appears to have helped humans survive harsh climates.
New genetic evidence suggests our mysterious ancient cousins were more resilient—and more humanlike—than previously thought.
Everyone living outside of Africa today has a small amount of Neanderthal DNA. Oxford University Professor of Archaeological Science Tom Higham explains some of the traits we’ve inherited from our ancestors.
Professor Tom Higham from Oxford University explains some of the physiology of Homo neanderthalensis – an evolutionary ancestor of modern humans today.
Early humans may have outcompeted Neanderthals, but their influence lives on in DNA some of us inherited after the two interbred
Gaia Vince discovers that analysing the genetics of ancient humans means changing ideas about our evolution.