Were There Other Humans in Europe 36,000 Years Ago?

Take our mini-quiz and find out

Grotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Were there other humans 36, 000 years ago? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Were Aurignacians the only type of human beings in Europe...

A. Absolutely, we are unique or B. No, species coexisted

The correct answer is...

B. No, species coexisted

Le Moustier Skull (c. 45.000 BCE) by Artist unknownNeues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Though we do not have material evidence of any encounters between the two species, we know that Neanderthals coexisted with our ancestors. 

Were there other humans 36, 000 years ago? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

At some prehistoric sites (like the Mandrin caves in Drôme, France), thanks to the remains found, we can see an alternation in occupation between Neanderthal man and modern man. 

Above all, we have genetic proof that the two species could interbreed. In fact, our genome contains some genes (about 4%) inherited from Neanderthals.

Did the members of a group of Aurignacians have trades? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Let's see if you can answer another prehistory question!

Credits: All media
The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Google apps