The secret lives of Neanderthal children

Until relatively recently the lives of Neanderthal children have been largely mysterious. But a revolution in archaeology over the past two or three decades has started to uncover intimate details about even the smallest of them.

You couldn’t tickle them under the chin so easily either, because they lacked the bony nobbles already visible on our infants’ ultrasound portraits


They were human like us. I know that scientists haven’t settled on the definition of human. But the definition of human is trending deeper into the past and over a larger number of hominid species.

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