Neanderthal Sex

Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


What comes to mind when you think of a neanderthal? 


Probably a hunched, hairy, grunting version of a man who’s shuffling around his cave some 40,000 years ago.


How accurate is this reputation? What were their sex lives like? And how much did they go back to the caves of us Homo sapiens? 


Joining us is to explore the life and sex of neanderthals, is Palaeolithic archaeologist and author of Growing Up In The Ice Age, April Nowell.


This episode was edited by Tom Delargy. The producer was Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long. 


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