Redheaded Neanderlady

Redheaded Neanderlady
This is a photoshopped version of something I found in National Geographic about the time I started researching

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More nice Neanderpics

Just to let anyone interested know, I have just stumbled on some rather nice pictures of Neandertal reconstructions.  They all look, very, very human. One of them is eerily reminiscent of that famous early 16th century painting of Jesus.  Another one looks like lots of athletic young men I have met(sans the beard, and in modern clothes). His nose sticks out, but he' really doesn't look remarkably different.  The little girl looks like a little girl, etc.  The only one I don't really "cotton to" is the picture of "Wilma".  Were Neandertals really all that messy?  The link, BTW, is on Mathilda's Anthropology Blog.
Anne G


Doug said...

Breaking news today that humans outside Africa are up to 4% Neanderthal. It looks as if we did interbreed, then, so presumably we didn't look ridiculously different, if at all.

Anne Gilbert said...


Yes, it's been all over every major news source. Svante Pääbo and his team have made sure they have lots of publicity for this. Probably will keep the grant money coming. The "reliability factor" of some of the news sources varies in quality, though. And I'm going to be blogging about this pretty darn soon. . . .