Re: "Was Neanderthal White ?"

Jim Foley (
5 Jul 1995 18:44:06 GMT

In article <3td6ur$>,
Layne1914 <> wrote:

>There are interesting debates published in "Current Anthropology", esp. on
>the pelvises of Neanderthal females (from 1985-present). The contention
>is that Neanderthals may have been born larger and more mature than our
>own "ancestors." The Neanderthal female pelvises are proported to be
>larger and gestation periods estimated to be of longer duration. It's a
>fascinating debate regardless.

This sounds like a claim Erik Trinkaus made that Neandertals may have
had longer gestation than modern humans. I forget the exact wording,
but in "The Neandertals", Trinkaus and Shipman 1992, he retracts this
claim, or at least says that it is unsupported.

Jim (Chris) Foley,
Assoc. Prof. of Omphalic Envy Research interest:
Department of Anthropology Primitive hominids
University of Ediacara (Australopithecus creationistii)