Whenever Neanderthals turn up in pop culture, they tend to either make grunting ape sounds, use halting English in guttural voices, or spice up their sentences with phrases like "Yabba dabba doo." But multiple studies into their actual anatomy suggests all three of those ideas might be completely wrong.
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The throat of a Neanderthal is shorter than that of a human, meaning a Neanderthal voice was likely higher. 00:16
Neanderthals' voices would have been affected by their deep rib cages and large nasal cavities. 00:45
This is what a Neanderthal may have sounded like: 01:51
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