Neanderthals were more than cavemen
Recent scientific discoveries have shown just how much we’ve previously underestimated Neanderthals. It turns out that their lives were very similar to those of our ancestors.
This hour, a look at Neanderthals and at why humans have dismissed them for decades.
- Ella Al-Shamahi: A National Geographic Explorer, TV presenter, palaeo-anthropologist, evolutionary biologist, and standup comic
- Claire Cameron: Author of The Last Neanderthal, among other books
- Anna Goldfield: An archeologist and the host of the podcast The Dirt
- Bruce Hardy: Professor of anthropology at Kenyon College
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired January 5, 2022.