The skull was unlike anything seen before, having a flattened cranium with a heavy brow ridge above large eye sockets.

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It would therefore be reasonable to conclude that these same qualities would have also been put to use in other skills such as reading and writing.

possessed a sense of community spirit by performing ritual burials and caring for the old and sick.

He was considered to be the brutish ancestor link to man in the evolution chain, the intermediate stage between man and ape.

near Dusseldorf, Germany uncovered a skull and bones.

In a cave in Iraq, archaeologists uncovered skeletons of a man, two women and an infant buried together in soil containing pollen of flowers.

The flowers, being set there by survivors, strongly suggests that .

Some say he could walk the streets today in a suit collar and tie and be unrecognized, well maybe in New York, but about as unrecognizable as the incredible hulk without his green paint, would be a fairer reflection.

Yet today study books continue to be full of illustrations of Neanderthals as subhuman ape-men.

lack the predominant chin of humans and a last set of molars.

They had well muscled chests, long bodies, with shorter legs.

They probably crafted leather and fur garments of various types.