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They probably were somewhat adapted to cold. Not the nose, the human nose is too small to make any difference for inhaled air temperature. The entire body. Neanderthal body shape was "stocky" compared to ours and so had less surface area for the same mass. Experiments have been done showing that there is a difference even among modern humans in how fast body heat is lost, corresponding to physical build.



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Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60

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