• About 50 thousand years ago. France.

    The skeleton of this old male, showing age and arthritic changes, was the source of the myth of the shambling, brutish neanderthal.
  • About 36 thousand years old. France.

    Face and partial braincase of a late-surviving Neanderthal.
  • About 50 thousand years old. Iraq

    This male survived to a considerable age despite being handicapped by a whithered arm.

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