Culture, Society and Praxis

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The Neanderthal Debate

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This article is a brief overview of the main points of the current debate on the relationship between fully modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) and the Neanderthal man (Homo neandertalensis) that have so much appealed the imagination of the general pubic in recent times. It has been determined beyond contention that both human groups interacted during very many thousands of years in the Asian and European continents, but the contention is whether or not the two species interbred and created fully modern humans.