In detail

Comparison of Homo sapiens and Neanderthaler


Summary Table

manNeanderthals
genushomohomo
kindH. sapiens sapiensH. neanderthalensis
preformH. heidelbergensisH. heidelbergensis
chromosome number4646
bodyslim, bigstocky, muscular
heightover 1,70m1,55 - 1,70m
poolwidewider
brain volumeabout 1300 - 1500 cm³1200 - 1750 cc
bone growthslowlyfast
nosenarrowwide
browridgeslow to not pronouncedstrong
foreheadsteepflat
gearwalking uprightwalking upright
nutritionomnivorousomnivorous
populationabout 7,000,000,000extinct
Period200,000 - now200.000 - 30.000
Life expectancyabout 80 years (Germany, 2015)20 - 50 years
precision gripYesYes
Skin colorvariablebright
Use of fireYesYes