Monday, September 20, 2004

Cave of the Lost Neanderthals!

No, I'm not talking about the basement where the Freepers hang out...

It's been a long day and I'm tired and going to bed. So here's some light reading; a story in today's WashPost about intrepid archaeologists. Teaser:

"Field research" projects often require scientists to endure discomfort and danger to get where they need to be, but not many can trump this summer's expedition to what may be the world's most inaccessible human fossil site, a cave in the foothills of Romania's Carpathian Mountains.

For the seven-member team, the hazards of reaching the site, accessible only by diving through frigid underwater passages, were worth it. Their finds may help answer some of the most hotly debated questions about early humans: Did they make love or war with Neanderthals? Were Neanderthals intellectually inferior to our human ancestors?

Am I the only one who wishes the newspapers covered more stories like this?


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