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Neanderthals on Trial
The field of Neanderthal studies is a famously contentious one. Imagery of (and beliefs about) our extinct cousins range from the 1909 reconstruction at left, showing Neanderthals as brutish, ape-like creatures, to the recent sculptures at right, which depict their humanity and imply a closer relationship to ourselves.

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1909 and modern reconstructions of Neanderthals

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Photos: (1) Corbis Images; (2) Atelier Daynes.

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