Monday, November 5, 2012

Neanderthals: Behind Bigfoot, fear of the dark and sex?

Frontiers of Zoology provides a fascinating take on "a different face for Neanderthals" as presented by Danny Vendramini.  Namely, they did not look so much like homo sapiens (explaining why the two species lived so long near each other without combining), were actually the main predator of our ancestors, and also raped our early counterparts as well.

I love theories, and this is a new one for me.  Mainline thought is that Neanderthals looked very similar to homo sapiens, and we simply absorbed the subspecies over time.  This new theory suggest the opposite, and that we had to adapt-or-die, to a savage, man-hunting, monster whose legacy exists in the form of Bigfoot, Sasquatch and the Abominable Snowman.

This page is intriguing as well: Modern Neanderthal?

Pleasant little child Neanderthal

Possible evidence of Neanderthal in modern day -- Russian Boxer

Neanderthal DNA traced to human populations

What a man-eating, raping, seeing-in-the-dark Neanderthal _may_ have looked like.

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