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Unformatted text preview: 2. unfortunately the misconceptions live on about them 3. could talk Neanderthals skeletons are adapted for a cold environment 1. shorter 2. more robust 3. bones thicker and exagerated 4. more muscular cranial morphology 1. 1520 cc 2. wide nasal aperture and prognathic for cold adaption 3. much bigger brain than us and heidelbergensis 4. larger sinuses related to cold adaptation which gives them a more prognathic face Postcranial morphology 1. height combined 4.9 to 5.6 feet 2. a cold adaptation to keep warmer 3. weight 110-143 pounds 4. postcrania * robust * barrell chest * powerful muscles speech 1. western asia 2. 60000 bp 3. kebara cave, israel 4. modern hyoid- suggest modern larynx...
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- Spring '08