I thought I’d lost the original picture, from which I photoshopped the Redheaded Neanderlady. It turns out I haven’t! Yay! Anyway,this is her “own” picture, as she appeared in National Geographic some years back. Both the “family” picture from the previous blog, and this one, suggest the way a lot of people have “pictured” Neandertals – at least until very recently.
As you can see, she appears vaguely “Middle Eastern”(or something). And while Neandertals occupied Israel, Iraq, Jordan and Syria from time to time, whether their skins and hair were anything like those of the inhabitants of these regions today, is anybody’s guess.