Summarize what is known about the origins of the Neanderthals.

Summarize what is known about the origins of the Neanderthals. What type of evidence is used to construct models for the potential for language and speech abilities in fossil populations? Discuss assumptions that have been made about the Neanderthals’ worldview. What evidence exists to support the idea that H. sapiens first evolved along the coast of South Africa? What features of this habitat influenced the evolution of H. sapiens?