Sep 20, 2007

Perhaps Stalin Never Made the "Transition"

Yeah, I went there. I could have easily went with a myriad of racist Georgian jokes, and I purposely chose to mock Stalin. It's only a matter of time before I am made persona non grata.

NY Time: The discovery of 4 fossil skeletons of early human ancestors in Georgia, the former Soviet republic, has given scientists a revealing glimpse of a species in transition, primitive in its skull and upper body but with more advanced spines and lower limbs for greater mobility. Until now, scientists had found only the skulls of small-brain individuals at the Georgian site of Dmanisi. They said the new evidence apparently showed the anatomical capability of this extinct population for long-distance migrations.

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