Re: Technology & Intelligence

Chris Stringer (cbs@NHM.AC.UK)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 10:19:14 GMT

A comment on the oft-repeated suggestion that the Middle-Upper Pal.
transition was associated with a REDUCTION in cranial capacity: the data
suggest that early modern human brain size in European and Levantine
samples was about the same as that in late Neanderthals, but this was
followed by a reduction in the late Pleistocene-early Holocene, probably
partly correlated, at least, with a reduction in body size. Chris Stringer
C.B. Stringer, Phone (0)171-938-9270/8711, Fax (0)171-938 9277.
Human Origins Programme, Department of Palaeontology, The Natural
History Museum, London SW7 5BD