Re: Aquatic Ape Theory

W Letendre (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 18:08:50 -0500

Christopher Kankel wrote:
> Not long ago, I stumbled on the book _The_Descent_of_Woman_ written in
> the early 1970's by Elaine Morgan, a british journalist.

Ms Morgan wrote a follow up volume entitled, simply, "The Aquatic Ape."

In her second book, she suggests some possible locations where, she suspects,
fossils of putative aquatic homind ancestors might be found.

When I first read her books, 10 yrs back or so, found her thesis rather
convincing. It's becoming less tenable now, I think, as fossils are found closer
& closer to hominid/ape split, and all seem to show pronounced arboreal

W Letendre