Just a quick post before heading down to Brooklyn... poking around the t00bz, I found a BBC documentary concerning Neanderthals, and there was a speculative bit about how they may have sounded. It's an educated guess, based on the morphological characteristics of Neanderthal remains, and it's also Pure Comedy Gold:
A bunch of wags commented on how this vocal simulation sounded familiar:
The 'reconstructed' voice would be perfect for the lead singer of a black metal band, a sort of Paleolithic Heavy Rock sound. I'll show myself out the door...
ADDENDUM: There must have been a disturbance in the Force, because when I wrote this post, I didn't even know that Terry Jones, who perfectly embodied this high-pitched vocal style, died.