Neanderthals and Homo sapiens had similar auditory and speech capacities.

@article{CondeValverde2021NeanderthalsAH,
  title={Neanderthals and Homo sapiens had similar auditory and speech capacities.},
  author={Mercedes Conde-Valverde and Ignacio Mart{\'i}nez and Rolf M Quam and Manuel Rosa and Alex D Velez and Carlos Lorenzo and Pilar Jarabo and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Eudald Carbonell and Juan Luis Arsuaga},
  journal={Nature ecology \& evolution},
  year={2021}
}
The study of audition in fossil hominins is of great interest given its relationship with intraspecific vocal communication. While the auditory capacities have been studied in early hominins and in the Middle Pleistocene Sima de los Huesos hominins, less is known about the hearing abilities of the Neanderthals. Here, we provide a detailed approach to their auditory capacities. Relying on computerized tomography scans and a comprehensive model from the field of auditory bioengineering, we have… 

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