I found this community because I got need fodder for a paper on the popular image of the Neanderthal so I did a search for "Neanderthal" on LJ.
His trio of books is taking up quite a few pages in my paper!
Hmmm...just for kicks, did your opinion of Neanderthals change as you read Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids?
Uh, I've read those three, Factoring Humanity, Calculating God and I think that's it. He was cool at MidSouthCon, though :)