Re: Neanderthal speech

Ron Chitwood (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 09:10:40 -0500

GM>>> Reading
primary literature is a good thing.<<<

I do. That is why I question the antique view that Neandertal was a
hulking brute. It has long since been proven that he was much more similar
in appearance to modern man than was originally supposed.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.. Pr. 3:5
Ron Chitwood

> From: Glenn R. Morton <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Neanderthal speech
> Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 5:27 PM
> At , Ron Chitwood" , "Glenn Morton" <>, <as
> >At 08:19 AM 4/28/98 -0500, Ron Chitwood wrote:
> >>GM>>>>Someone who looked quite a bit different from us, 400 kyr ago
> >>apparently had the nerves for speech.<<<
> >>
> >>On what do you base THAT view?
> Obviously you overlooked the study I mentioned of the size of the nerve
> canal which controls (or doesn't as the case may be) the tongue. Kabwe
> 400 kyr ago had a modern nerve canal leading from the brain to the
> of the tongue. If you have more questions, you might look the original
> article up in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
> primary literature is a good thing.
> glenn
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