Sunday, September 21, 2008

Good article about Neanderthals in National Geographic

National Geographic has a long article on Neanderthals, describing how they died out, perhaps due to the invasion of homo sapient, and what research has been done into understanding them better.

One noteworthy thing about the article, is the image the use. It is a picture of how neanderthals might have looked, based upon DNA-analysis. A far cry from the old well-known image.

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Anonymous Marilyn Terrell said...

I like it that they gave her red hair, because Neanderthals carried that gene. Did you see the beautiful set of Neanderthal teeth in the photo gallery (5th image from the end)? Still pearly white after 42,000 years!

September 21, 2008 9:22 PM  

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