Re: Gene flow?

Phillip Bigelow (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 20:47:43 -0800

Ludvig Mortberg wrote:
> Gene flow? Between homo erectus and homo sapiens and neanderthals. Did
> it ever occur to you that they all may have been seperate species.

We have no genetic data for either neanderthalis or erectus. Therefore,
your idea that they may not have interbred has merit. Unfortunately,
we don't know if it is *definately* true. So, to answer your question,
yes, it has occured to us. It just remains a theory, and there is
nothing wrong with that.