In a special series, BBC Earth has recreated the last days of the last Neanderthal on Earth.

It is a story based on the latest scientific research and stunning discoveries of Neanderthal remains.

To find out more, watch the films above and below:

How Neanderthal are you?
What do you owe to our ancient cousins?

How human were Neanderthals?
They were as special as our ancestors

Did Neanderthals create art?
A stunning engraving suggests they did

The last Neanderthal
The real story of how our extinct relative lived and died

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