Skip to comments.Neanderthals were ancient mariners
Posted on 03/02/2012 7:31:23 AM PST by Renfield
IT LOOKS like Neanderthals may have beaten modern humans to the seas. Growing evidence suggests our extinct cousins criss-crossed the Mediterranean in boats from 100,000 years ago - though not everyone is convinced they weren't just good swimmers.
Neanderthals lived around the Mediterranean from 300,000 years ago. Their distinctive "Mousterian" stone tools are found on the Greek mainland and, intriguingly, have also been found on the Greek islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. That could be explained in two ways: either the islands weren't islands at the time, or our distant cousins crossed the water somehow....
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Yes, but did they have a “Rime”?
Naaah. Neanderthals, no rime or reason...
But these went extinct when they became known as NeanderFALLS.
It’s beginning to look as though they were superior to humans, until they were interbred out of existence.
They certainly had a larger volume brain case.
Who says we are extinct? My redheaded kids are not extinct.
Sort of conservative, tho. Not sure that they believe in fire.
No, they rode on the backs of dolphins.
This is what Neanderthals actually looked like:
Image courtesy of www.themandus.org
I would say that some of our thinking on the subject of Neanderthals needs to change.....
My next door neightbor, Og, has a unibrow, protruding eye ridges and wears animal skins.
Works in the IT department at Best Buy.
Since their cranial capacity was larger than ours (albeit distributed differently) and there’s evidence they were aware of an afterlife I have no problem believing they were anything but “stupid brutes”.
Since you mention Best Buy I take back what I said about “stupid”.
The Mediterran Basin being dry land is not beyond possibility. Scientists do not believe that it has been so in recent history at least not during the time of Neanderthals but I suspect they are wrong on this count. There are several indicators.
“At the narrowest part of the Straits, there are mountains placed to form barriers to the entrance on either side, Abyla in Africa, and Calpe in Europe, the boundaries formerly of the Labours of Hercules. Hence it is that the inhabitants have called them the Columns of that god; they also believe that they were dug through by him; upon which the sea, which was before excluded, gained admission, and so changed the face of nature.”
Image courtesy of www.themandus.org
Neanderthals and all other hominids were glorified apes.
“Its beginning to look as though they were superior to humans, until they were interbred out of existence.”
They did not specialize. Their women were almost as large as their men and (from the injuries) participated in hunting.
As a result, they had lower birth rates and lower survivability of children.
There is no such thing as evolution, there’s just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live ...
Microevolution is real enough but microevolution won’t begin to get anybody from any sort of an ape or hominid to humans and macroevolution, which is what the theory of evolution is about, is a bunch of BS which is incompatible with modern mathematics and probability theory.
And some other study will claim chip DNA is actually closer to human DNA than that of Neanderthals. Lots of theories, all of them new and irrefutable until they become old and refuted.
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