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Frans_Jozef
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 12:08 AM
Ref.:
http://www.jqjacobs.net/anthro/paleo/antecessor.html

http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/images/a_hominid_from_the_lower_pleisto.htm

Edwin
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 04:14 AM
I have to admit that she actually turns me on a bit. ;)

QuietWind
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 04:20 AM
I have to admit that she actually turns me on a bit. ;)

How do you know it is a she? :P It looks like a he to me. I tried reading the links, but all that technical talk confuses me this late at night, so I couldn't tell if gender was identified.

Edwin
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 04:29 AM
How do you know it is a she? :P It looks like a he to me. I tried reading the links, but all that technical talk confuses me this late at night, so I couldn't tell if gender was identified.

I can't find out either, but it looks like an archaic she to me, and tons o' fun. ;)

Dr. Solar Wolff
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 06:50 AM
Edwin, I don't think the female pictures have anything to do with this skull. Even the reconstruction which accompanies the skull in one shot is far too kind. This would have been one of the most ugly people who ever walked the face of earth. It does not look like Broken Hill but in its own way is just as ugly, especially the mid-face which they are making so much of. The nose is round--round, the whole face puffs out somewhat like a Neanderthal but there is no detail of facial features which are even present in Neanderthals.

Other than that, this is quite a find. It does seem to pre-date the sapiens-Neanderthal split--doesn't it? I thought this date was about 500,000-600,000years ago but this skull is older and in Europe.