EXAMINING NEANDERTHALS FACES COMPARED TO OURS
Why the FLAT face? Our delicate features are an 'oddity' caused by a loss of bone. Scientists examined the skulls of several Neanderthals and early humans. They found by the age of five Neanderthals had considerable bone growth. Modern humans, by comparison, tend to reabsorb a lot of bone after birth. This gives Homo sapiens far flatter and more delicate facial features.