Neanderthal Voice, articulated skeleton and protein sequence

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Skepti Que
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Neanderthal Voice, articulated skeleton and protein sequence

Post by Skepti Que » Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:18 pm

Here are links and openings to two articles, one dealing with the bone structure of the skull and how it effected the voice of Neanderthals, the other about the sequencing of some proteins from Neanderthal parts. There is also, in the first article, a mention of a full, artculated Neanderthal skeleton. This was made from a composite of many skeletons, not discovered whole.

Jennifer Viegas
Discovery News

Tuesday, 15 March 2005

"Music to my ears
Neanderthals spoke in a high-pitched, sing-song voice, says one researcher. But not everyone is convinced (Image: iStockphoto)
Neanderthals had strong, yet high-pitched, voices that the stocky hominins used for both singing and speaking, says a UK researcher.

"The theory suggests that Neanderthals, who once lived in Europe from around 200,000 to 35,000 BC, were intelligent and socially complex.

"It also indicates that although Neanderthals were likely to have represented a unique species, they had more in common with modern humans than previously thought."

"An international team led by researchers at the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Liepzig, Germany and Washington University in St. Louis, has extracted and sequenced protein from a Neanderthal from Shanidar Cave, Iraq dating to approximately 75,000 years old." ... 030805.php

I think a web search on Neanderthal and skeleton will turn up some information about the articulated skeleton.


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