Anthropologists built a “Frankenstein” Neanderthal skeleton, the first and only full-body reconstruction of the species.
Sawyer, an anthropologist at the American Natural History Museum in New York, and his colleague Blaine Maley of Washington University, pieced together the skeleton using bones mostly from an individual known as La Ferrassie 1 discovered in france in 1908.
Le Ferrassie 1 is about 70,000 years old and was missing some parts which were borrowed from another skeleton named Kebara 2, which is about 60,000 years old. The Results were surprising, as the skeleton was pieced together it revealed “dwarfy-like beings” with a wider rib cage and very compact bodies.
[+] Read More [+]