Re: Aquatic ape theory

Osmo Ronkanen (ronkanen@cc.Helsinki.FI)
22 Oct 1995 11:40:32 +0200

In article <468c1o$>, <> wrote:
>ronkanen@cc.Helsinki.FI (Osmo Ronkanen) wrote:
>>There is at something like 1-3 million year gap between the speculated
>>AA and wearing clothes. That time is enough either to get the hair
>>back or to lose it.
>What if homo erectus and neandarthals etc. swim a llot in
>fresh-water lakes and rivers etc. ?

So what. If that created enough evolutionary pressure to keep the hair
put, it created enough pressure to lose it also. No need for AAR.

> I
>think we really need to sort out a more exact timing for the aquatic
>phase. I'll bring in a reference for a paper that looks at what can
>be considered aquatic modifications in hominoid
>skeletons to date this more accurately.
>James Borrett.