Neanderthal speech, BBC style

by Cornel  

A fellow TA showed me this wonderful little video, in which Patsy Rodenburg, apparently "one of the world's top voice coaches" (see BBC web site linked below), attempts to reproduce Neanderthal speech with the help of a colleague. The results are quite hillarious, if not particularly scientific:

Watch the YouTube video here.

The associated BBC web site can be found here. It contains some interesting remarks by some very well known archaeologists, which I will discuss in more detail in some later post.

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