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Neanderthal

The Neanderthal or Neandertal was a species of Homo (Homo (sapiens) neanderthalensis) that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia from about 230,000 to 29,000 years ago, during the Middle Paleolithic period.

Neanderthals were adapted to the cold, as shown by their large braincases, short but robust builds, and large noses €” traits selected by nature in cold climates, as observed in modern sub-arctic populations.

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