BBC's Pallab Ghosh walks with a Neanderthal in Kents Cavern

Top BBC News reporter walking with a Neanderthal in Kents Cavern seen around the world

On tonight’s BBC news bulletins, viewers around the world saw the BBC’s science correspondent, Pallab Ghosh walking through Kents Cavern alongside a Neanderthal reporting on Neanderthal extinction in Europe.  The latest research from the University of Oxford, published today in Nature, the world’s leading scientific journal, confirms that Neanderthals and modern humans were both living in Europe for up to 5,400 years, far longer than was previously thought. 

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