Re: hominid time-line?

Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332 (bonn@QCVAXA.ACC.QC.EDU)
Tue, 24 Jan 1995 10:34:47 EDT

The most recent research indicates that H. sapiens neanderthalensis is
not on the direct path. H. s. sapiens appear in the middle east some
40 ky (for the anthro's ky = 1000 y - time span) BEFORE the H. s. n. do.
while there may have been some inter-subspecies hanky-panky that added
H.s.n. genes to the general pool, most would say that was limited.
see recent articles by Stringer, Schwarcz, Grun, etc. for the latest
words on the issue.

Bonnie Blackwell,
Dept of Geology, (718) 997-3332
Queens College, City University of New York, fax: 997-3349
Flushing, NY 11367-1597