Re: Archaic H. sapiens???

6 Jan 1997 00:02:57 GMT

Gerrit Hanenburg ( wrote:
: (HARRY R. ERWIN) wrote:

: >There are also some skeletal differences, which are most pronounced in
: >early H. erectus--the Turkana boy shows evidence for a recent climbing phase.

: Would you care to explain the evidence? I've read "The Nariokotome
: Homo erectus skeleton", and although it mentions some skeletal
: differences between H.erectus and H.sapiens, I don't remember any of
: them being particularly related to a recent climbing fase.

Funnel-shaped thorax (most obviously), longer vertebrae spines, and longer
femur necks.

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