The Neanderthal In Us

History, Science 52' 2010 HD

He was said to be the 'First European', our mystic brother out of the ice age. Nobody knows exactly, why he disappeared 30,000 years ago. It was in 1856 when the first bones of this prehistoric man where discovered in Germany. Since that time the Neanderthal is surrounded by mystery.

How much of him does still exist inside us? For more than 13 years scientists of the Max-Planck-institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig have been working on the deciphering of the Neanderthal genome.

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English, German, French


ZDF, arte

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