Porshnev, Boris F.

BORIS F. PORSHNEV(
BORIS F. PORSHNEV(1905-1971)


Boris Fedorovich Porshnev, was a Soviet historian with a particular interest in human origins, became interested in the problem of ” relict hominoids” in the 1950s. He created a study group with several Soviet scientists as a formal Commission of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. (the so-called Soviet Snowman Commission). He was most active in 1958-59, when such individuals as Tom Suck flew to Moscow to meet secretly with the group. The author of many articles, Porshnev also co-authored a book with Bernard Heuvelmans (L'homme de Neanderthat est toujours vivant, 1974) that was published after his death. He advocated the revolutionary, and highly controversial, theory that Neandertal Man survives to the present-a hypothesis also argued by other students of homology in Russia.

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The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark

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