Meet Your Relatives

Learn how you are like—and different from—a Neanderthal and a chimpanzee. Chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than any other living species. Among the extinct human-like species, Neanderthals were our closest cousins. Explore how humans, Neanderthals and chimpanzees are similar in their bones (skulls, pelvises, and feet)—and what makes humans unique.