Some say he could walk the streets today in a suit collar and tie and be unrecognized, well maybe in New York, but about as unrecognizable as the incredible hulk without his green paint, would be a fairer reflection. The fossils indicate they were substantially more muscled including the children.
Neanderthal fossils lack the predominant chin of humans and a last set of molars.
According to present scientific thinking the fossil record of Neanderthals abruptly ends about 30,000 to 35,000 years ago (see revised information on dating).
Radiocarbon analysis puts the later Neanderthal sites as being c 32,500 years old.
Apart from being considered the oldest musical instrument in the world, this flutes greatest significance lies in its association with Neanderthal mans ability to produce music, and make musical instruments.