30 January 2004

Archaeology: Neanderthals

I really didn't think this was all that new, but I guess someone's done a definitive study:
The study found differences measured between humans and Neanderthals were significantly greater than those between subspecies of any single group, indicating Neanderthals were not a subspecies of humans.

Of course, what constitutes a "subspecies" is still very much debated. (Link via Pen-Elayne.)

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