From National Geographic: DNA-Based Neanderthal Face Unveiled.
Meet Wilma — named for the redheaded Flintstones character — the first model of a Neanderthal based in part on ancient DNA evidence.
Artists and scientists created Wilma (shown in a photo released yesterday) using analysis of DNA from 43,000-year-old bones that had been cannibalized. Announced in October 2007, the findings had suggested that at least some Neanderthals would have had red hair, pale skin, and possibly freckles. [continue, see photo]
Wilma – I love it!
Neanderthalers have come a long way, haven’t they, since their early reconstrctions!