someone’s red hair
Originally uploaded by jessiqua

I’ve just seen on BBC that researchers have found out that some Neanderthals had red hair.

I find this immensely fascinating. It comes so soon after finding the FoxP2 language gene in Neanderthals. It’s like they’ve suddenly opened a long-lost book.

I find it interesting too that the MC1R gene differs slightly between humans and Neanderthals. It’s another piece of evidence that there was no mixing of the two species.

I still wonder whether mad scientists can forever refrain themselves from resurrecting the Neanderthals. Surely it can’t be much more difficult than doing the mammoths, and that’s already being considered.