The DNA analysis indicating that some south Siberian bones from the Pleistocene age are from Neandertals matches very well with my interpretation of teeth from those same caves. I proposed in 1990 that the teeth were more like those of Neandertals than any other fossil or modern teeth. Furthermore, it is doubtful that these south Siberian Neandertals evolved into anatomically modern humans, as some Russian workers believe.

Christy Turner
Tempe, Ariz.