Re: Homo heidelbergensis

Herb Huston (
4 Jun 1994 19:25:25 -0400

In article <2sh6l2$>,
Sharon A Palmer <> wrote:
}> (Stanley Friesen) wrote:
}>> (The longest that
}>> purely cultural factors have been able to keep two con-specific
^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^
}>> population seperate is about 2500 years in the case of the Jews,
}>> and that is an extremely unusal case).
}I have read that the Tasmanians were separated from all others for
}10 thousand years. This was a small population, on an island, [...]
^^ ^^ ^^^^^^

An island is far from a purely cultural factor.

[...] but
}they were not a separate species.

As evidenced by many contemporary Tasmanians.

-- Herb Huston