The speech of Neanderthals

Through the a Swedish forum for discussions concerning archaeology, Arkeologiforum, I found this newsflash:

Do you want to hear how the Neanderthals talked? In an article in NewScientist one can read about the research and results made by Robert McCarthy, an anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University. He has found that the Neanderthals voices were not as guttural as has been believed but more nasal and shrill. Here you can listen to McCarthy simulate an “E”.  

Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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