Berger et al.’s claims about the species have been disputed and their idea that it lived 2-3 million years ago was exaggerated by a factor of 10.
London-based wood carving conservator Ben Bacon has, with academic colleagues, shaken up Ice Age paleontology.
However, Neanderthals are not thought, based on current evidence, to have had much interest in dogs.
Neanderthals were not just downing raw hunks of meat 70,000 years ago, as many of us have assumed.
If a Neanderthal walked down the street, appropriately dressed, you probably wouldn’t notice.