Re: Modern Neanderthals?

Ekki Nykkinen (
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 10:39:33 GMT (Domingo Martinez-Castilla) wrote:

>I find extremely amusing the willingness of some people of European descent
>to find in themselves so-called Neandertal traits. Why not, as I proposed in
>this very newsgroup several months ago, carrying out a true study on
>anatomical characteristics of people in areas where Neandertals have been
>found (I mean, dead ones)? Why nobody, even a little seriously, attempts

>It is always "I knew one guy that..." or "I do have this funny browridge...",
>but never "there is this population,,," or even family.

>Or may it be a strong desire to be descended from something not African?

Now you know, now you must die... ;-)

>Just wondering. By the way, I do have hair in my head and holes in my nose.
>Are those Neandertal's traits?

>Your truly HSS,


I wish you good luck in your struggle against your paranoia, Domingo!



>In article <54c2va$>, (Daniel D
>Scripture) wrote:

>>I have a very obvious occipital bun, or at least obvious when my hair
>>is cut short. My hat size is the largest standard (American) hat
>>size, since the Neandertal (?) conformation of the whole back of my
>>skull extends its length so much.

>Domingo Martinez Castilla