The skull was unlike anything seen before, having a flattened cranium with a heavy brow ridge above large eye sockets.Nearby, workers also uncovered an assortment of thick and heavily fossilized bones.
More evidence from various caves and digs has shown that Neanderthals wielded tools and weapons, wore ornaments, had cultural and religious rites, ceremoniously burying their dead.
is their brain size, which is more than 13% larger than our own brain size.
Some say he could walk the streets today in a suit collar and tie and be unrecognized, well maybe in New York, but about as unrecognizable as the incredible hulk without his green paint, would be a fairer reflection.
Yet today study books continue to be full of illustrations of Neanderthals as subhuman ape-men.
As they lived alongside humans it is reasonable to conclude they spoke the same language or if not learned to speak it becoming bi-lingual.
is made out of the leg bone of a young bear still retaining its four finger holes.In succeeding years many further specimens have been found, not only in the German Neander Valley, but in with rickets, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D.He considered that the flattened head was caused by repeated powerful blows (his examination was done pre Darwinism 1859).It would therefore be reasonable to conclude that these same qualities would have also been put to use in other skills such as reading and writing.possessed a sense of community spirit by performing ritual burials and caring for the old and sick.This industry is characterized by the many tool types found, including spear points, stone lances and wooden spears with fire hardened points.