Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Evolution quotes #30

Loring Brace regarding the La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthal fossil:
"There is no trace of evidence that Neanderthals had exceptionally divergent great toes or that they were forced to walk orang-like on the outer edge of their feet; there is no evidence that they were unable fully to extend their knee joints; there is no evidence that their spinal columns lacked the convexities necessary for fully erect posture, there is no evidence that the head was slung forward on a peculiarly short and thick neck."

"The Fate of the Classic Neanderthals," in Current Anthropology, vol. 5, p. 5 (1964)

Related resources:

Neanderthal children's fossils

Neandertal genome like ours

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