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    Post Are the Galley Hill People Ancestors of Mediterraneans?

    I was reading Races of Europe last night and Coon wrote that the people of Galley Hill were ancestral to Mediterraneans. They were very short and very dolicocephalic. Interesting that the oldest Mediterranean skull (that I know of) is found in the UK.

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    Perhaps the climate is better for preserving bones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmocreator
    I was reading Races of Europe last night and Coon wrote that the people of Galley Hill were ancestral to Mediterraneans. They were very short and very dolicocephalic. Interesting that the oldest Mediterranean skull (that I know of) is found in the UK.
    The Galley Hill skull was thought to be of Paleolithic origin during Coon's time. However, it was shown in the '40s to be of relatively recent origin.

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    Post Re: Galley Hill

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    Then, near end of the 19th century, fossils that were claimed to be Neanderthal turn up in a gravel pit at Galley Hill, on the banks of the Thames River. The much ballyhooed Galley Hill Man was subsequently shown to be a modern woman, perhaps a victim of the gallows from which the hill takes its name.
    Still, there's Long Barrow:
    http://forums.skadi.net/showpost.php...33&postcount=5

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