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(Huffington Post)   Experts say art found in Spanish cave made by Neanderthals. Well, it may be a bit primitive, but that may be a rather harsh assessment, don't you think?   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Neanderthals, cave paintings, nature news, Gibraltar, National Academy of Sciences, University of Southampton, caves  
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2014-09-02 01:45:39 PM  
I think that slideshow messed up on Homo Ergaster.
 
2014-09-02 01:51:59 PM  
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2014-09-02 02:15:15 PM  
Interestingly enough, it's a recipe for roast duck with mango salsa.
 
2014-09-02 02:20:53 PM  
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2014-09-02 02:28:50 PM  
mojoimage.com


Ug paint this. Ug paint good...
 
2014-09-02 03:05:50 PM  
Archaeologists always love to speculate and pontificate in a very educated manner as to the nature of mankind based upon the shards and bits they dig up. They all have their theories and opinions. Opinions are just like assholes and everyone has one and they all smell bad. Archaeologists spend their time professionally scrubbing rocks with little brushes and that puts them just about below the level of a Neanderthal. At lease a Neanderthal doesn't go digging up eons old outhouses and attempting to retire on publishers advances for the book they wrote about the news of the day, based on bits of rock and pottery.

I'd rather spend an afternoon with a Neanderthal than an Archaeologist.
 
2014-09-02 05:43:01 PM  
I like the relationships. I mean, each character has his own story. The puppy is a bit too much, but you have to over look things like that in these kinds of carvings. The way he's *holding* her... it's almost... filthy. I mean, he's about to kiss her and she's pulling away. The way the leg's sort of smashed up against her... Phew... Look how he's etched the blouse sort of translucent. You can just make out her breasts underneath and it's sort of touching him about here. It's really... pretty torrid, don't you think? Then of course you have the onlookers peeking at them from behind the doorway like they're all shocked. They wish. Yeah, I must admit, when I see a carving like this, I get emotionally... erect.
 
2014-09-02 05:48:49 PM  
Spain will claim it. Oh, wait.
 
2014-09-02 06:04:10 PM  
'Modern' humans have been around for almost 200,000 years. Neanderthals were only very slightly different from us, as the many articles about interbreeding have suggested.

upload.wikimedia.org

So the idea that Neanderthals were capable of abstract concepts only ~40kyr ago strikes me as perfectly reasonable.

We've been clever apes for a very long time. We've only started building on that cleverness in the last 10kyr or so, but that shouldn't preclude us from considering that our ancestors (including the Neanderthals) were dimwitted or 'slow' compared to us.

My personal perspective is that H. S. Sapiens is only around today because we were the biggest jerks, not because we were necessarily the smartest.
 
2014-09-02 06:07:53 PM  

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"Really, Subby?"

 
2014-09-02 06:17:51 PM  
ecclesiastes911.net
 
2014-09-02 06:29:59 PM  
This artwork is valuable because the artist is reported to be dead.
 
2014-09-02 08:08:09 PM  

vudukungfu: Archaeologists always love to speculate and pontificate in a very educated manner as to the nature of mankind based upon the shards and bits they dig up. They all have their theories and opinions. Opinions are just like assholes and everyone has one and they all smell bad. Archaeologists spend their time professionally scrubbing rocks with little brushes and that puts them just about below the level of a Neanderthal. At lease a Neanderthal doesn't go digging up eons old outhouses and attempting to retire on publishers advances for the book they wrote about the news of the day, based on bits of rock and pottery.
I'd rather spend an afternoon with a Neanderthal than an Archaeologist.



Here you go.
http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/archaeology-in-a-nutshell /
 
2014-09-02 09:08:20 PM  

vudukungfu: Archaeologists always love to speculate and pontificate in a very educated manner as to the nature of mankind based upon the shards and bits they dig up. They all have their theories and opinions. Opinions are just like assholes and everyone has one and they all smell bad. Archaeologists spend their time professionally scrubbing rocks with little brushes and that puts them just about below the level of a Neanderthal. At lease a Neanderthal doesn't go digging up eons old outhouses and attempting to retire on publishers advances for the book they wrote about the news of the day, based on bits of rock and pottery.

I'd rather spend an afternoon with a Neanderthal than an Archaeologist.


http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/medieval-poop-still-sm el ling-bad-found-140401.htm

You're just jelaous.
 
2014-09-02 09:09:23 PM  
Gibraltar: still not Spain.
 
2014-09-02 10:16:59 PM  

PirateKing: My personal perspective is that H. S. Sapiens is only around today because we were the biggest jerks, not because we were necessarily the smartest.


Actually, just the most adaptable.
 
2014-09-02 11:00:18 PM  

dittybopper: PirateKing: My personal perspective is that H. S. Sapiens is only around today because we were the biggest jerks, not because we were necessarily the smartest.

Actually, just the most adaptable.


And fleeter of foot. We could run down prey. And run faster than neanderthals when being chased so they got et instead.
 
2014-09-03 12:21:37 AM  

dittybopper: PirateKing: My personal perspective is that H. S. Sapiens is only around today because we were the biggest jerks, not because we were necessarily the smartest.

Actually, just the most adaptable.


We kill each other all the time over made up differences. Said to say,it's not that difficult at all to imagine how much killing we could do over real differences.
 
2014-09-03 06:12:51 AM  
Geometric etchings on a coffee-table-like stone?

Dingy cave dwelling?

Sounds like early gamers. How little we've evolved.
 
2014-09-03 06:50:02 AM  
Early gaming table with a hash tag board? They were probably trying to invents Tic-Tac-Toe but only had the ticks and toes to play with.
 
2014-09-03 07:13:52 AM  

vudukungfu: Archaeologists always love to speculate and pontificate in a very educated manner as to the nature of mankind based upon the shards and bits they dig up. They all have their theories and opinions. Opinions are just like assholes and everyone has one and they all smell bad. Archaeologists spend their time professionally scrubbing rocks with little brushes and that puts them just about below the level of a Neanderthal. At lease a Neanderthal doesn't go digging up eons old outhouses and attempting to retire on publishers advances for the book they wrote about the news of the day, based on bits of rock and pottery.

I'd rather spend an afternoon with a Neanderthal than an Archaeologist.


I'm sure archaeologists feel the same.
I know I do
 
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