Recent science strongly indicate that some Neanderthals had pale skin and red hair, similar to those Homo sapiens who are descendants from Europe. The international research team extracted a pigmentation gene, mc1r, from the bones of two Neanderthals, see below article for more information. (

Fora-TV presents Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He details the curious discovery of a genetic integration between Neanderthals and modern humans around 60,000 years ago.

The Neanderthals are a now-extinct species or subspecies within the genus Homo and closely related to modern humans. They partly evolved in and around Europe. The first proto-Neanderthal traits appeared in Europe as early as 600,000–350,000 years ago.