reply to post by something wicked
Both Neanderthal and Man were the apex of the evolution of this form up to this point. The evolution of the human body occurred roughly 200,000 years
ago. But although this species had out body, we know know it did not have our brains. Even so, the form was only a slight modification from the form
generated from homo erectus, almost 2 million years ago. From this species came man, Neanderthal, and possibly 1-2, maybe even 3 other species. By
50,000 years ago, mankind evolved from Homo Sapiens, creating Homo Sapiens sapiens. Us. This species, starting from 50,000 years ago, began a
spreading out process, systematically killing, out competing, raping, and absorbing every other species out there. Examples of the fallen include Homo
sapiens idaltu, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo floresiensis, and concluding with Homo neanderthalensis.
We know for a fact that homo sapiens raped Neanderthals because of several hybrids discovered. We know it was more than likely rape and not consenting
sex, because virtually Neanderthal caves we do find show a sudden change of ownership from them, to us. We also know that Neanderthals did not advance
in any way shape and or form until contact with us. And that this contact was not friendly, because within 10-20 thousand years of it, the
Neanderthals were dead. It is also reinforced by the fact that their youngest remains, found in Spain, show signs of desperation. IE, Corpses found
unburied, left along the grassy plains, uncared for, and caves with, as the OP says, signs of cannibalism and fighting. Things that older caves do not
show as much of, with signs of medicine use, burial (If I recall, one with a flower in it), and primitive works of care and love. The transition from
this "Shire" life style, to a life on the run, happening at the same time as man's arrival, can only mean one thing. We killed them off.
Ultimately, mankind would become the only intelligent primate species left. All others would die off. Either by our hands or by nature's. We had what
the rest did not. Exponential growth and development, imagination, extreme creativity, and adaptability. Thus, we spread across the planet and
committed our first genocide.
If you want sources for that, you basically need to look it up and read. Read read read. The more you read the more you learn. There isn't really one
source for that. It's the sum total of research and looking up.
Oh, and I invite you to form your own conclusions after you have done so. And if you are interested, PM me and have a good discussion. I do love
discussing this time period.
A good place to start would be a few links bellow.
You'll have to know when to call BS on some articles. IE, like here.
The article says first tool. When, in fact, the first tools were made long long long before Neanderthals ever walked the Earth. Long before even Homo
Erectus. Long before the human form that we still used even existed.
Learn, read, and discuss. Best way science works.