Tag: Archaeology

Biological Anthropology Discussion evolution History of Anthropology Neandertal Paleoanthropology

Caveman in the Mirror: The Case for Our Closest Cousins.

Neanderthals are the original “missing link.” That hypothesized link in the chain that connects us to our ever-more-apelike ancestors. Neanderthals have long been assumed to be “less than” human. In anthropological circles, even in lower level anthropology courses, that assumption has been under debate.