Skip to comments.Neanderthal: New Images of an Ancient Enemy
Posted on 03/18/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by varmintman
Danny Venderamini's main site.
Vendramini thesis on Youtube.
All Neanderthal images here courtesy of www.themandus.org
This thing starts off with Danny Vendramini figuring out something which should have been figured out 100 years ago i.e.. that (other than for the larger brain area) a Neanderthal skull is a near perfect match for ape profiles and a very bad match for one of ours:
That is consistent with what we know about Neanderthal DNA i.e. that it's no closer to ours than to an ape's. The funny thing is that Vendramini did not tell his artist to produce the world's scariest monster, the basic order was to start with Neanderthal skulls and skeletal bones and try to flesh them out using the assumption that what you had was a bipedal, carniverous ape with an 8" fur coat (like every other ice-age animal) and the big eyes which Neanderthal eye sockets suggest for nocturnal hunting, and possibly a slightly mean look on the thing's face. The fact that what turns up looks as bad as it does to us is probably, as Vendramini suggests, due to past bad experiences with it, sort of like the instinctive human reaction to spiders and snakes:
The 8" fur coat also explains why no Neanderthal needles have ever been found...
Without the fur coat:
Given the recent human population bottleneck, there is no way to believe that any modern human is related to this creature in any way other than for the possible re-use of low-level genetic components by an original designer or designers (the bottleneck says that if any human had any of this guy's genes we all would, not just Caucasians and East Asians), and likewise there is zero way to believe that any modern humans ever interbred with something like that. The image of the Neanderthal in popular culture and science turns out to be rubbish.
This thing was wiped out in some sort of a stone age world war and whoever wiped it out did the world a giant favor. Other than that, Danny Vendramini subscribes to a variant of the Gould/Eldredge flavor of evolutionism, nonetheless the scholarship involved in reconstructing what Neanderthals actually amounted to does not suffer from that.
You can still find these guys at any union meeting.
That may be part of the reason for the popular myth, which says we’re all really just the same, and speaks of some sort of a happy, idyllic prehistoric period in which Gaea-worshiping matriarchal societies dominated a happier planet.....
Not quite Barbara Bach in a fur bikini now is it? I’ll keep my inmage of what cave people looked like, you all can keep yours.
Cave PEOPLE are one thing, the Neanderthal was a cave ape. Cro Magnons did in fact look better than that.
Based on my guys turning inside out the minute I see these pictures, I have a hunch this guy's art is accurate to what the species actually looked like.
There’s a hint of tan line... she must have had a different fur bikini for the colder temperatures in early spring.
Apes and humans are completely different species and the Neantherdal skulls are definitely more apelike.
Assuming he’s correct, I wouldn’t mind seeing his work on Cro-magnan skulls to see what they look like without anthropomorphism.
I agree Laz, in spite of Nat’l Geographic’s pictorial presentations that tried to make them look much like us, I have always felt that this is what they really looked like.
I’d hope she would tan nude.
The bias in favor of the "out of Africa", "we are all brother" hypothesis made me conclude that it was undoubtedly a load of Cro-Magnon crap.
The Cro-Magnons, frequently identified as ancestral to the Europeans and Chinese, had a larger brain than modern man, and were a tad taller ~ probably from a better diet based on wild game, nuts, berries and roots.
During the last quarter of the latest period of glacial advance most European, North Asian and East Asian populations were confined to small unglaciated areas called "refugia". Modern populations are descended from these small groups ~ each is differentiated by various minor gene differences.
The Sa'ami seem to have retained many more of the specific differences that identify the Cro-Magnon people and to a degree may better represent the ancestral population of most of the people in the world.
There have been some changes. Southern tribes gave up living on ice and hunting reindeer and seals. They developed agriculture and animal domestication which changed their diet to the far more unhealthy one of bread and boiled beef. This has led to other, less valuable, genetic differentiation.
No. If anything like that were still around, it would be really obvious from all the remains of deer and farm animals lying around.
I admit looking at it is unsettling.
Oh. You'd hit it? That's a surprise. Not.
There are racial differences in hat size. White folks, in general, don't have the biggest hat sizes BTW.
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