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Neanderthals on Trial

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. The illustration below left, published in 1909, represents one of the first depictions of Neanderthals. The photograph on the right represents a modern interpretation. Before showing the program, display both depictions of Neanderthals and ask students to draw conclusions about the subject pictured in each.

    Early depiction of Neanderthal and current depiction

After Watching

  1. Have students look again at the two depictions of the Neanderthals. What differences do they see in how the Neanderthals are represented? How have the representations changed? What might account for these differences?

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Neanderthals on Trial
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