Neanderthals might have spoken just like humans do now, new genetic findings suggest.
Neanderthals are humanity's closest extinct relatives. Since their discovery more than 150 years ago, researchers have found out they could make tools just like our ancestors could, but whether Neanderthals also had advanced language, rather than mere grunts and groans, has remained hotly debated.
To learn more, scientists investigated DNA from Neanderthal bones collected from a cave in northern
People with an abnormal copy of this gene have speech and language problems.