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Solving the mysteries of short-legged Neandertals

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While most studies have concluded that a cold climate led to the short lower legs typical of Neandertals, researchers have found that lower leg lengths shorter than the typical modern human's let them move more efficiently over the mountainous terrain where they lived. The findings reveal a broader ...
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Suzi Holler
Suzi Holler • 1 year ago

"Solving the Mysteries of Short-Legged Neandertals... [R]esearchers...have found that lower leg lengths shorter than the typical modern human's let them move more efficiently over the mountainous terrain where they lived. The findings reveal a broader trend relating shorter lower leg length to mountainous environments that may help explain the limb proportions of many different animals [including the sheep pictured]." Research here: onlinelibrary.wil...

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