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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: spirit_horse
Is it this one you refer to?
I think it's 12,000 years old?
Must be so sad that someone thinks your opinion is invalid
What if the larger animals wernt around?
Guess those larger brained, physically fitter Neanderthals were to dumb to hunt rabbits and just starved to death.
"Du, no its a rabbit, we don't eat rabbits, lets all starve to death."
originally posted by: punkinworks10
a reply to: Raggedyman
Another pointless idiotic statement
The larger brain was larger simply to accomodate the larger visual processing center that they evolved to hunt in the low light conditions of the mountain forests of europe.
They were not "physically fitter", again they were adapted to a SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENT AND LIFESTYLE.
Although they could likely out hike a modern human in the mountains and survive a colder overall climate, thats why the body is short a squat, to conserve heat, a modern human could easily run them to death, or survive in hot arid environments where they couldnt handle the heat.
Just another point related to cranial capacity, since raggedyman keeps harping on it as if it made Neanderthal more intelligent than HSS, is that cranial capacity in mammals is directly correlated with body mass. HN may have been shorter and more squat than we are but the muscle mass alone dwarfs what you would see on the majority of professional athletes.
originally posted by: Tsuro
anyone filling in with some scientific things?
Would be awesome..