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Neanderthals had the capacity to produce human-like speech, scientists claim – The Irish News

Scientists believe they may have cracked a long-standing question over human evolution.

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A mystery of human evolution may finally have been solved by scientists who claim Neanderthals had the ability to perceive and produce speech like us.
Researchers reconstructed the hearing of our closest ancient human relatives to build a picture of how they communicated.
By studying CT scans, scientists were able to create virtual 3D models of the ear structures in Homo sapiens and Neanderthals as well as earlier fossils.
Specialist software was then used to estimate their hearing abilities as…

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