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Gibraltar caves reveal Neanderthals' secrets

The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received Unesco world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.

They reveal that modern humans share a little more than you might expect with the extinct species, as Melissa Hogenboom explains.

Video courtesy of BBC Earth.

See BBC Earth's special video series telling the real story of how our extinct relative lived and died here.

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