Bigger issue: will the neanderthal be classified as human? How about a genetic construct with 10% chump DNA? 20%? 90%?
Well, they seem to have made tools and jewelry, and probably had language, so that sounds pretty human to me.
It seems we may have won out though because although they certainly had big enough brains, we were simply nerdier and more social and could probably talk more clearly:
So just like you’ve heard: Networking skills are important.
Oh - incidentally, if you have some European ancestry, like probably almost all Americans, then you’re probably part Neanderthal.
Neanderthals *are* considered human. Any species with the "Homo" designation is human. We're the only human species alive, but we're not the only one that ever existed.