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Test your neanderthal knowledge with these 5 questions


Which cultural rituals did Neanderthals perform?

A: Funeral practices

B: Golden-Eagle trapping

C: Creating cave art

d: All of the above


D: All of the above!

Read about Neanderthals' funerary rituals here, Golden Eagle worship here, and cave paintings here.


How many years ago did Neanderthals go extinct?

A. 30,000

B. 100,000

C. 200,000

D. 40,000


D. Scientists think Neanderthals went extinct about 40,000 years ago. Read more.


Which of these ancient humans did Homo sapiens procreate with?

A. Neanderthals

B. Denisovans

C. Unidentified “ghost” species

D. All of the above


Answer: D

Archaeological and genetic data shows how early Homo sapiens occasionally mated with other species of humans. Read more.


What modern-day school subject did Neanderthals have a basic understanding of?

A. Math

B. Chemistry

C. Reading

D. Physics


Answer: A

A tiny fiber cord with three knots unearthed by anthropologists showed that Neanderthals had an understanding of math. Read more.


True or False? Everyone has some amount of Neanderthal DNA.

A. True

B. False


A. True.

New research shows evidence of multiple Homo sapien migrations to and from Africa, which mixed Neanderthal DNA into the modern human gene pool. Read more.

Read more of Inverse's Neanderthal coverage here.

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