Just to let anyone interested know, I have just stumbled on some rather nice pictures of Neandertal reconstructions. They all look, very, very human. One of them is eerily reminiscent of that famous early 16th century painting of Jesus. Another one looks like lots of athletic young men I have met(sans the beard, and in modern clothes). His nose sticks out, but he' really doesn't look remarkably different. The little girl looks like a little girl, etc. The only one I don't really "cotton to" is the picture of "Wilma". Were Neandertals really all that messy? The link, BTW, is on Mathilda's Anthropology Blog.