Saturday, 29 July 2017

Human origins - evidence continues to accrue

Do we have Neanderthal Mitochondrial DNA?

An article in the Guardian presents evidence from a Neanderthal femur found in 1937 in the Hohlenstein Stadel cave in South West Germany. 

One day we will have a clear picture concerning human origins. At the moment we do not and this article goes through various possibilities in a well informed way. At the moment large hypotheses are being built on tiny amounts of information. But how else do we know what questions to ask?

The Hohlenstein Stadel cave, north of Langenau, Germany

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