Re: Cro-Magnon <> Human?

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Tue, 9 May 1995 00:36:56 GMT

In article <3oeci5$> (HAROLD SILVERSTEIN) writes:

>In "The Neandertals", Trinkaus and Shipman say that the first human
>fossil we have came from a man who lived 25 thousand years ago.
>Does this mean that Cro-Magnon was not human? If not, why not.

The specimens of Cro-Magnon(ca 30000 years old) are assigned to
Homo sapiens sapiens and so are definitely human.

>Could someone direct me to some reading on this subject?

--The origin of modern humans-- by Roger Lewin,Scientific American Library.