View Full Version : What neanderthals actually sounded like

11-01-2015, 07:19 PM

Based on their physiology, neanderthals contrary to popular belief had high pitched schreeching voices

11-01-2015, 08:21 PM
interesting clip, thanks

I do remember reading several times before that many famous orators in history, before electronic boosting, tended to have higher pitched voices as it was the best to carry across large crowds-not quite in line with today's more 'macho' or manly standards

the same benifits would accrue to the Neanderthals i would guess

this was said about Ceasar "He turned to legal advocacy, and became known for his exceptional oratory, accompanied by impassioned gestures and a high-pitched voice"

and about Lincoln " “Lincoln’s voice, as far as period descriptions go, was a little shriller, a little higher,” says Holzer. It would be a mistake to say that his voice was squeaky though. “People said that his voice carried into crowds beautifully. Just because the tone was high doesn’t mean it wasn’t far-reaching,” he says.