"Homo sapiens emerged on the planet about 200,000 years ago, researchers believe. From the beginning, our species looked much as it does today. If some of those long-ago people walked by us on the street now, we would think they looked and acted somewhat oddly, but not that they weren’t people."
A distinguished member of my adolescent dreams, Ms. Raquel Welch has already appeared on this blog earlier in a post called प्रलयकाळी धरणीकंप(earthquake during cataclysm)...Here is she again...
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It was interesting reading opening lines of Marlene Zuk's essay "Misguided Nostalgia for Our Paleo Past" accompanied by the poster of the film 'One Million Years B.C.' for "The Chronicle Review" dated February 18 2013:
"The first thing you have to do to study 4,000-year-old DNA is take off your clothes.
I am standing with Oddný Ósk Sverrisdóttir in the airlock room next to the ancient-DNA laboratory at Uppsala University, in Sweden, preparing to see how she and her colleagues examine the bones of human beings and the animals they domesticated thousands of years ago...
...The first step is to extract the DNA from the bones. But when examining genes from other humans, you must avoid contaminating the samples with your own genetic material. Sverrisdóttir, a tall, blond Icelandic woman who looks like my image of a Valkyrie, at least if Valkyries are given to cigarette breaks and bouts of cheerful profanity, has brought a clean set of clothes for me to put on under the disposable spacesuitlike outfit I need to wear in the lab. I have to remove everything except my underwear, including my jewelry...".
So I figured out that Ms. Welch in the movie was really attired to study 4000-year-old DNA!