Emlyn O'regan wrote:
> Unfortunately, we are not actually descended from neanderthals as far as I
> am aware; it seems consensus is that homo neandertalus and homo sapiens are
> seperate offshoots from a common ancestor (homo heidelbergensis, in this
> link: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1602/pcSapiens.html).
> Neanderthals were an evolutionary cul-de-sac, kind of like Commodore Amigas.
> Also, swapping to TransErectus could be problematic...
I was under the impression that neanderthals assimilated to some degree
with european cro-magnons, which is why euros have that big lump on the
back of the base of the skull.....
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