How many neanderthal remains have been found?



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Matthew Prouse

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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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Mel Turner

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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
 
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Anne

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