New virtual reconstruction of a Neanderthal thorax suggests another breathing mechanism

A research team, led by Dr Asier Gómez-Olivencia, an Ikerbasque research fellow at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and Dr Ella Been of the Ono Academic College of Tel Aviv, has carried out the first virtual reconstruction of the full fossil ribcage of the Neanderthal individual known as Kebara 2. The results show significant morphological differences pointing to a respiratory mechanism that was different in Neanderthals compared with that of modern humans.

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