Neanderthals Were People, Too

New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

In the summer of 1856, three years before Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species", workers find an unusual skull. A leading theory was that the skeleton was of a bowlegged Cossack with rickets. 

One British geologist, William King, thought differently. But to interpret the archaeological material, he fell back on racism and phrenology.

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