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For Neanderthals, there is little skeletal data from 300K – 100 K There is good continuity in Neanderthal physical remains from 100K – 35K with evolutionary changes reflected in the dentition (reduction) which continues to the present in modern Homo sapiens populations
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Neanderthal Anatomy 1) Average height 5 feet 1) range of cranial capacity is 1300 - 1640 cc 3) lower cranial vault, flatter crown than Homo sapiens, bulges out at back and sides 4) occipital protuberance (bun) 5) receding chin or lack of chin 6) wider clavicle, rib cage, shoulders 7) larger knees and elbows
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Neanderthal Anatomy (cont’d) 8) prominent brow ridges (significantly reduced in early modern humans) 9) large nose and nasal sinuses with nose and teeth protruding forward giving the whole face a forward prominence 10) cheek arches slope backward instead of being angled as they are in modern "high-cheekboned" humans. 11) Neanderthal face is large but not as large as earlier Genus Homo.
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Neanderthal anatomy (cont’d) 12) Dentition is so far forward there is
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ANTH 208 taught by Professor Wall during the Fall '08 term at Towson.

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