Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Frozen in time

Although we have whole genome reconstructions, we don't really know what Neanderthals looked like, exactly. It would be amazing to discover an intact individual.
National Geographic: As global warming causes ice sheets and glaciers to retreat, it will be “very, very likely” that a well-preserved Neanderthal will one day emerge, says Hiebert, much like the 40,000-year-old baby mammoth found in Siberia.
See also The Neanderthal Problem.

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