We’ve long speculated about whether or not Neanderthals interbred with early modern man. Some scientists say that we’re the ones who branched off from the family tree?that Neanderthals were the “normal” humans. If the Neanderthals hadn’t died out, we all might be cannibals today.
When Neanderthals suffered periods of starvation, they may have resorted to cannibalism. This the conclusion that a group of paleobiologists came to after studying eight 43,000-year-old Neanderthal skeletons that were excavated from an underground cave in Spain. The bones revealed cut marks, as well as evidence that they had been torn apart.