Neanderthals could talk

Findings from a new study suggest neanderthals were capable of complex language, like humans. An analysis was carried out on the hyoid bone of a neanderthal (a bone important for speech in humans) and found that there is very little difference between it and a human’s. The writers are cautious about making any outright claims to language, but their findings are consistent with neanderthals being capable of complex speech.

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