He was considered to be the brutish ancestor link to man in the evolution chain, the intermediate stage between man and ape.
Out of date TV documentaries go on Neanderthals were physically very strong and unquestionably tough, a physically impressive race.
Males averaged about 1m 75 cm; females 1m 60 cm, Neanderthals were considerably stronger and tougher. The fossils indicate they were substantially more muscled including the children.
This industry is characterized by the many tool types found, including spear points, stone lances and wooden spears with fire hardened points.
Neanderthals made these different types of implements, for both "military" and domestic use, it provides evidence of their ability to plan, think and scheme. Fossil remains indicate Neanderthal voice boxes containing the vocal cords were capable of making the same sounds as modern humans.
Through examining the attachment points at which muscle binds to their bones it has been illustrated that their calves and biceps were extremely well developed as well as their pectoral chest and back muscles.