Re: Neanderthal "voice boxes"?

Jim Foley (
8 Jan 1997 00:13:18 GMT

In article <5ao8tn$8nk$>,
Michael Plant <> wrote:

>Recently I have regained access to the internet after a long absence.
>I have also been given a (rather badly written) monograph called
>"The Great Debate", a creationist reader for ESL students. At any rate,
>in both the monograph and at some creationist sites there is mention of
>recent finds of well preserved Neanderthal remains with intact voice boxes
>"proving" that they were capable of speech. The monograph even cites a
>Scientific American article (of course, without giving author, volume, or
>publication date).
>I haven't been "out of the loop" that long; perhaps a year. I certainly
>have never heard of any finds like this and am very skeptical but intrigued.
>Does anyone on the list know anything about this?

Check out "The Neandertal Enigma", by James Shreeve. It talked about
this debate.

Jim (Chris) Foley,
Assoc. Prof. of Omphalic Envy Research interest:
Department of Anthropology Primitive hominids
University of Ediacara (Australopithecus creationistii)