Neanderthals were Intelligent, capable of abstract expressions: Study

September 1, 2014 11:01 PM

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Neanderthals were Intelligent, capable of abstract expressions: Study

Neanderthals happens to be the closest extinct relative. The defining features include skulls with large middle part of the face, angled cheek bones and a huge nose adapted to humidify and warm the cold dry air. The bodies were shorter and stockier as compared to the modern Homo sapiens which were another adaptation to the cold weather. Their brains were just as big as the modern man sometimes even larger in proportion to a larger body.

Neanderthals were very brawny as well as brainy and used a diverse set of complicated tools, were quite adept in making and wearing clothes, made symbolic or ornamental objects were skilled hunters of large animals and also ate plant foods. Such sophisticated and symbolic behaviors were not seen in ...

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