Re: homo erectus

24 Sep 1995 15:49:31 GMT

In article <butlerDFECJ3.DzH@netco
>But I am reading right here about the cro-magnins evolving into
>modern homo sapiens. Many of you would say otherwise, or I am

Cro-magnons WERE modern homo sapiens. They were a group found in southern
France, 3 adult males, one female, and 4 children discovered in 1868 in
a rock shelter in the village of Les Eyzies, Dordogne. They are the best
known H. sapiens group because they were so well-studied. They have been
referred to as a "race" but not a separate species.
The argument going on now is whether regional groups of H. erectus or whether
Neandertals in Europe evolved into H. sapiens.