When We Met Neanderthals

When We Met Neanderthals

About the Book

An engaging, realistic account of when our people met up with an entirely different set of humans – the Neanderthals.  Genetic and archaeological data indicate that this actually happened in southern Europe about 45,000 years ago when mammoths and saber-tooth tigers roamed the land.  Science Corners on many pages feature amazing topics such as how genetics show that most of us are part Neanderthal, the earliest musical instrument ever found, and what factors likely caused the demise of Neanderthals.

What Readers Are Saying...

“This absorbing book is filled with interesting facts about what might have happened when the first humans like us arrived in Europe and met our Neanderthal cousins already living there, some 45,000 years ago. I think children will find it quite enjoyable, and I look forward to reading it to my own!”

Darryl J. de Ruiter, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University