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Author Topic:   All in the Family - Guest star: Neanderthal
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Message 85 of 96 (288345)
02-19-2006 12:51 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Coragyps
01-08-2006 11:19 AM

Re: Hybrid
Please bear with a Computer Sciences major having trouble with terminology here ...
Coragyps quoted PNAS wrt. the Portugal find of an apparent cross between neanderthals and sapiens sapiens:
Body proportions, reflected in femorotibial lengths and diaphyseal robusticity plus tibial condylar displacement, as well as mandibular symphyseal retreat and thoracohumeral muscle insertions, align the skeleton with the Neandertals.
Earlier, Nuggin listed the distinctive characteristics of neanderthals and said:
But more telling is the shoulder muscle lay out. Neanderthals had an additional muscle in the shoulder, not present in modern man.
Question: is the "thoracohumeral muscle" mentioned in the PNAS article the same as the extra muscle in the shoulder of the neanderthals?

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