Re: EVOLUTION: The Aquatic Ape

The Low Willow (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 17:50:18 -0800 (PST)

On Jan 23, 7:50pm, Michael Lorrey wrote:

} scavengers for meat. Having to be bipedal to have hands free to tear and
} carry flesh quickly away from the killsite, as well as to throw rocks in
} defense against other animals seems rather logical.

Bipedalism also allows one to carry a bag, in which one can store more
meat, or for that matter a collection of rocks, which might otherwise be
hard to gather at a moment's notice on the savannah. I wouldn't think
bags are noted for leaving fossils. I'm not imaginative at the moment
to be sure of what the lowest possible tech bag could be. I think we
can rule out anything involving sewing.

Is fire a Neanderthal/Cro-Magnon/sapiens development? That's always
good for scaring predators.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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