Evolution of Modern Humans:?Neandertals
Profile of the well-known late archaic humans, the Neandertals. Learn about important Neandertal sites in Europe and Southwest Asia, the differences in their anatomy from modern humans, and various theories on why they died out.
Nature's Holism: Neanderthals
Looks at the distribution of the fossil evidence, genetics, and ancient habitat of Homo sapiens neanderthalensis.
Focuses on human evolution in its entirety, from man's emergence in the African savannah right through to the present day.
NOVA: Neanderthals on Trial
Probe the enigma of our Neanderthal cousins and the roots of our own ancestry. Includes an explanation of how scientists explore humankind's past with mitochondrial DNA.
Smithsonian Magazine article looking into the why these people who fashioned tools, buried their dead, and maybe cared for the sick and even conversed died out.