Now that you have a little background on the history of Neanderthal studies from episode 5, it’s time to dig a bit deeper. This episode is all about how we may be related to them — as ancestors, or just distant cousins. Recent advances in technology have made it easier to tease information from ancient bones, and I’ll lay it all out for you in 20 minutes.
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