This is the Spy Neanderthal, as newly rendered and reported this day in the Belgian press, in all his gnomic splendour. Where are the massive neck muscles that would attach to the chignon? Where the enormous eyeballs to fill the enormous orbits? A ski-jump nose? Hardly likely if you look at Shanidar 5,which is the only complete Neanderthal ossa nasales in captivity, from what I can glean.
|Somebody please put some more hair and much more fat and muscle on this guy. It was damned cold in the Late Pleistocene! (Photo credit)|
|If you've never seen this representation before, may I suggest you have a look at a series of my posts, beginning with this one. Then just follow [cough] your nose.|