Re: Neanderthal

Michael Plant (
8 Jan 1997 22:25:00 GMT

Thanks for the response to my question about the Neanderthal "voice box".
I've actually read the Nature article about it and have a copy of
Aiello and Dean's introductory text. What led me astray was this line from
the Great Debate reader (given to me by the person that wrote it, an English
teacher here in Korea that interviewed me for a job. My MSc in Biological
Anthropology was like a red flag in front of a bull! I didn't get the job...):

Neanderthal man is now known to be fully human, a recent Scientific American
Article showed that a remarkably well preserved Neanderthal body included
the fossilzed vocal chords and tongue, showing them to be nearly indentical
to modern man's and capable of modern speech.

Anyway, just thought that I would pass this along out of interest.

Thank you,