Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Hominidae
 Scientific Name : Homo Sapiens
                                    Neanderthalensis

                Size(L) : 152 - 167cm
                                 (60 - 66in)
                Weight : 60 - 70kg
                                 (l32 - 154lbs)
           Top Speed : 8km/h (5mph)
            Life Span : 35 - 50 years

                Colour : Brown, Black, Tan,
                                 Olive, White
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Walk on Two Feet and
                                 Intelligent 
                                 Communication
  1. Neanderthals are primitive primates who roamed Asia and Europe about 40,000 years ago.
  2. Studies show that humans are closely related to Neanderthals sharing 99.7% of their DNA.
  3. Neanderthals had shorter legs, bigger bodies, broader noses and larger cranial capacity than humans.
  4. They were also intelligent enough to use tools and carry out customs and rituals.
  5. Neanderthals are named after a fossil site in Germany where their remains were discovered.
  6. Samples also suggest that Neanderthals might have had better eyesight than modern humans.
  7. Neanderthals were strong, well-built and more powerful than human beings.
  8. It’s believed that Neanderthals became extinct as they couldn’t cope with drastic climatic changes.
  9. Like modern humans, Neanderthals were omnivorous and ate both meat and plant matter.
  10. The average life span of Neanderthals is estimated to be around 35- 50 years.
  11. Neanderthals lived in caves and were well suited to live in extremely cold weather.
  12. Neanderthals were social, living as families and taking care of the old and sick.
  13. Neanderthals used fire and it is assumed that they even cooked their food.
  14. They might have turned cannibalistic once food became scarce due to ecological changes.
  15. Neanderthals might have painted in caves and also used medicines as well as clothing.
  16. Although it’s ambiguous, there is a definite possibility that Neanderthals have interbred with humans.

 

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