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Neanderthals-Looking Better Every Day

The changing image of Neanderthals makes me laugh. You see, we have yet another prejudice called Presentism-the conviction that we are the epitome of humankind and our ancestors were ugly, dirty, and to paraphrase a certain philosopher, “nasty, brutish and short.” Years ago, Neanderthals were depicted by scientists as hairy and apelike, with scraggly hair … Continue reading

Where Do We Come From? Meet Great Grandma X

DNA studies show that we all trace back to Africa and the San people trace no further back; they are genetically the root of the human family tree. While it is true that the San people may have changed in appearance over the past 100,000 years or so, the changes have probably been very small. … Continue reading