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Our inner Neanderthal

2013

MUSE - The Science Museum

MUSE - The Science Museum

For tens of thousands of years Homo neanderthalensis has shared Europe with our species, Homo sapiens; then, about 30 thousands of years ago got extinct without leaving any descendants (so it seems). But his memory is still conserved inside us: our DNA is, in fact, for the most part shared with his. He’s our closest hominin cousin.

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  • Title: Our inner Neanderthal
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: Muse, Trento, Italy
  • Photographer: Matteo De Stefano
  • Object Name: Homo neanderthalensis

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