Re: Neanderthals...

J.E.Hawcroft (
6 Oct 1995 09:18:28 GMT

About 1.9mya being too early for erectus, Curtis and Swisher at the IHO
pushed it back to 1.7-1.9mya when they redated the Modjokerto child
crania from Java. Their results are usually reliable as far as I know and
it does explain the problem of why H.erectus in Asia doesn't use the
Acheulian - they'd left Africa before it was invented (what a blunder
eh!) I think this was in NATURE but I read it in New Scientist in July
Cheers, Jennie