Neanderthals: species or subspecies?

  • Jennah L.A. Clarke Undergraduate Student, University of Alberta


This article focuses on the ongoing debate regarding whether Neanderthals should be classified as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as an entirely separate species. Several lines of evidence are explored, including recent genetic evidence, which suggest that despite rare interbreeding events, Neanderthals should in fact be classified as a separate species.