Skull shows human brains are shrinking
Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00
A project to reconstitute a 28,000-year-old skull from remains found in France supports the theory that human brains have begun to shrink.
The French team that claims to have produced one of the best replicas yet of an early modern human skull says that it is 15pc to 20pc bigger than ours.
However, no one suggests that we are 15pc to 20pc more stupid than Cro Magnon One, the best preserved of five skeletons discovered in 1868 in the Cro Magnon cave in the Dordogne, because there is only a minor link between brain size and intelligence. (© The Times, London)