The five: surprising talents of the Neanderthals

Only a surprise because believing that those who came before us, were less than us has always been an easy way to make believe, “we” are the greatest!


Embracing the arts as well as sports, they were masters of many different and complex disciplines

Last week, researchers from Washington University announced they had investigated the ear remains of 23 Neanderthals and found that around half had bony growths that suggested aquatic foraging was a prominent part of their lifestyle. These growths, known as external auditory exostoses, or “surfer’s ear”, are found today in surfers and those who spend time in wet and cold conditions.

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