Re: Questions about Cro Magnon

Jim Foley (
6 Feb 1995 23:23:36 GMT

>>>>> On Mon, 6 Feb 1995 15:36:19 -0500, said:
>>> Received-Date: Mon, 6 Feb 1995 15:36:19 -0500
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>>> Can I assume from your reply that the Cro Magnons did not interbreed with
>>> the homo sapiens sapies before they ceased to exist in the archaeological
>>> record at about 10,000BCE?

I think I see your problem. Cro Magnons *are* Homo sapiens sapiens.
The name refers not to a species, but to a particular culture.

>>> Were homo sapien sapiens co located in southern Europe at the same time
>>> with Neanderthal and later Cro Magnon?

Yes, there was an overlap of a few thousand years between Neandertals
and sapiens. We don't know if there was interbreeding or not.

>>> Who painted those caves we've been hearing about? Was it Cro Magnon or
>>> homo sapiens sapiens?

They are Cro Magnon (hence H.s.s also)

>>> I've been confused by these interfaces for a long time, and I appreciate
>>> this help in getting it straight.

Hope this helps. Ask more questions if you like.

Jim Foley (303) 223-5100 x9765
Jim.Foley@FtCollinsCO.NCR.COM NCR-MPD Fort Collins