Daily Archives: 9th July 2018

Cognitive differences exist between modern humans.

The distinct globular form of the braincase of adult Homo sapiens is basically the consequence of a brain development phase that’s not present in Neanderthals. One of the key pieces of proof was the skull reconstruction of a Neanderthal newborn. In 1914, a team of French archaeologists acquired excavated the skeleton of a Neanderthal baby at the rock shelter of Le Moustier in the Dordogne. The initial bones of the skeleton had been lost to science for a lot more than 90 years, until they were rediscovered among museum selections by Bruno Maureille and the museum personnel. Continue reading