Re: Modern Neanderthals?

Domingo Martinez-Castilla (
Sun, 20 Oct 96 18:04:52 GMT

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?

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,


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