Re: Modern Neanderthals?

Dan Barnes (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 16:25:42 GMT

In article <>,

>Regarding robust characteristics, from the scant authoritative
>material I have seen or heard on the recent "Boxgrove Man" finds in
>the south of England, there seems little doubt that they were H.s.s.
>from circa 100,000 yrs bp. However, they were tall (6'+) and very,
>very robust indeed.
I'm not too sure what you are refering to here. Boxgrove Man is c. 500 ka old
and either H.e or (if you believe Rightmire, 1996) possibly early H.h. (H.e. or its
European equivalent gets my bet). An article on the site is at:

Roberts, M., Stringer, C.B. & Parfitt, S. (1994) A hominid tibia from Middle
Pleistocene sediments at Boxgrove, UK. Nature. 369. 311-3.