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Neanderthals did speak, but FOXP2 doesn't prove it

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2014

Sverker Johansson
Dalarna University, Falun, SE-791 88, Sweden.
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Ackermann et al. treat both genetic and paleoanthropological data too superficially to support their conclusions. The case of FOXP2 and Neanderthals is a prime example, which I will comment on in some detail; the issues are much more complex than they appear in Ackermann et al.

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