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Neanderthals could speak, new study claims to prove – Haaretz

Modeling ear structures of Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and an archaic human from Spain shows the Neanderthals could hear, and produce sounds, much as we do

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To some its obvious that Neanderthals had language. To sustain and convey their cultural sophistication, they had to be able to speak, goes the argument. Now a new multidisciplinary approach, based on fossil evidence and modeling, claims to have categorically proven that they did.
The indirect evidence to date based on their sophistication. Whether or not Neanderthals produced art, their stone tool manufacture could be indistinguishable from that of our Homo sapiens ancestors, for instance. Neanderthals…

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