Um there have been studies to indicate that they are descendants of Neanderthals and not homo sapiens [sapiens]. And there's a question if their species split from the hominid family and created an entirely different "group" altogether. Cuz the cave man [Germany] and the European Cro-magnon [France] are cousins-even though massa wanna say that they are homo sapiens-I don't believe it. It is known that Neanderthals bred with Denisovans [Russia]-this union made them more "human" but the Neanderthal and Denisovan both interacted and bred in Eurasian regions [ bridging Asia and Europe]-I think they are the same people. You can tell by each of their history, how they act. There's no empathy. Both are always fighting. There's no spirituality. As why I don;t believe Native Americans and Indigenous people [Islanders] are in the same European group link category with Neanderthal hominids. And those in North Africa today are Asiatic i.e. Arabs. Before North Africa was conquered by Arabs [from Asia], the people there were Black Africans. I say this cuz scientists include North Africa as part of the European group category of hominids. However that is not true. So do I think they're human? Homo sapiens like us? If you base this on their behavior alone? Absolutely. Not! But!