Virtual reconstruction of Neanderthals’ ears by the University of Alcalá, Spain, suggests they could hear speech — just like modern humans

The University of Alcalá in Spain virtually reconstructed Neanderthals’ ears using medical imaging software and CT scans of their skulls. According to the researchers, the models indicate that the extinct species had the same physical capacity to hear as modern humans. Mercedes Conde-Valverde, one of the scientists, said that their hearing was optimized towards producing […]