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Neanderthals Shared Speech and Language With Modern Humans, Study Suggests

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neanderthals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago. But did they have anything like modern speech and language? And if so, what are the implications

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Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:03 pm

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:49 pm

There is not much doubt they had the capacity for speech and that we still carry a tiny bit of Neanderthal DNA. The Denisovian man and the Neanderthal were strong and able to function well in their environments, and thanks to the genetic links, made it possible for the modern human to thrive.

Terry V (30)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:12 pm
Many thanks

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 8:14 pm
Great article, thanks for posting

Laura T (105)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:44 pm
I love these articles&seeing how they line up perfectly w/our oral histories...its amazing what my people know that has been proven by science

Anthony Trimarchi (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:40 am
Of course they could ... many of my neighbors are Neanderthals and we speak to each other daily.

Anthony Trimarchi (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:41 am
Of course they could ... many of my neighbors are Neanderthals and we speak to each other daily.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:51 am

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Thursday July 11, 2013, 6:20 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 6:26 am
I first got turned on to the concept in the Jean Auel Earth children novels from 30-ish years ago (ooo how I hate aging myself that much)

Many Feathers (139)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:51 am
uh huh

Kathryn Niell (112)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:11 pm
I think the expression, "Hubba hubba, baby" is from the Neandrathals! LOL!

Deborah W (6)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:15 pm
Judging from the current populous and its actions, NEANDERTHAL nails it ... only in reverse. WE have regressed to their state ... how sad is that?

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:29 pm
Thank you.

Winn A (179)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:19 pm
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