Today, there is only one species of hominin existing on the planet, Homo sapiens. This week’s discussion forum asks you to envision an alternate reality where Neanderthals did not become extinct, but instead share the earth with modern humans.
Given this scenario, describe what you think would be the position of Neanderthals in our society? For example, would they be integrated into modern human society, or totally separate? What types of occupations might they have? Would they be discriminated against or enslaved? Even considered animals and locked in zoos? In your response, apply what you have learned from the reading about Neanderthal anatomical features, intelligence, genetics and culture.