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What Happened to the Neanderthal?

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Where did the Neanderthal go? On one hand, fossil records make it seem as if modern humans displaced or drove off Neanderthal populations. But anthropologist Chris Stringer sees it as more of the result of climate and competition.

This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Photo courtesy of e_monk; Recorded June 2012

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