How many neanderthal remains have been found?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Matthew Prouse, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Does anyone have an approximation of the number of
    neanderthal remains found worldwide? I'd imagine it's in the
    tune of thousands, but I'm not sure how many thousands.

    Does anyoen have a rough but reasonable ball-park figure, or
    any idea where I could find one?

    Thanks

    Matthew Prouse @ Murdoch University
     
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  2. Mel Turner

    Mel Turner Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] [Matthew Prouse] wrote...
    >
    >Does anyone have an approximation of the number of
    >neanderthal remains found worldwide? I'd imagine it's in
    >the tune of thousands, but I'm not sure how many thousands.
    >
    >Does anyoen have a rough but reasonable ball-park figure,
    >or any idea where I could find one?

    Don't know the source of their data [well, they do say "Data
    principally from Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar, From Lucy to
    Language (Simon & Schuster, 1996)]

    but

    http://www.handprint.com/LS/ANC/evol.html#chart

    gives "500" as their estimate for number of neandertal
    individuals known from remains. They say about such numbers:

    "Numbers in white indicate the approximate count of distinct
    individuals in each species from whom fossil remains
    survive. This is considerably smaller than the number of
    fossil "specimens," because a specimen can be a single
    tooth, bone or bone fragment."

    Other info on neandertals:

    http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/
    http://www.handprint.com/LS/ANC/hfs9.html
    http://sapphire.indstate.edu/~ramanank/ http://www.neanderthal-
    modern.com/index.html

    cheers
     
  3. Anne

    Anne Guest

    Those website have been very useful however does anyone know
    how many German Neanderthal invdividuals have been
    represented from remains?
     
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