The naked neanderthal

Join us for a captivating exploration into the mysteries of our ancient relatives, the Neaderhals. For decades, our perception of Neanderthals wavered between considering them inferior to Homo sapiens and recognising them as our kin, though still unequal. However, at the forefront of the ongoing revolution in paleoanthropology, Ludovic Slimak will challenge the notion of comparing Neanderthals to ourselves, presenting them as distinct entities with their own unique identity.

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Ludovic Slimak is a paleoanthropologist at the University of Toulouse in France and Director of the Grotte Mandrin research project. His work focuses on the last Neanderthal societies and he is the author of several hundred scientific studies on these populations; and for 30 years Ludovic directed archaeological missions from the Arctic Circle to the horn of Africa. His research has been featured in Nature, Science, The New York Times and more.


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