I recently worked with John Sandford at Muse Magazine on a feature article about the characteristics and lifestyles of Neanderthal man.
How easy would it be to recognize a Neanderthal if you ran into one at a bus stop? Our Neanderthal here is characterized by his heavy brow, long nose, wide brain case, and primitive reading material. Homo sapiens are notable for their hot dog skateboards, bubblegum, handheld videogames, and a propensity for putting shirts on dogs.
Neanderthals may have been smarter than we typically give them credit for.
Life sure was rough for these guys.