Re: Neanderthals and Art (long and speculative)

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:16:49 -0700

You're never going to win the coveted OTC
(Order of the Trepanned Chihuahua) at this rate.



At 10:54 PM 7/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I've been giving some thought to Neanderthals, language, art, and their
>extinction. I do see a way that a lack or art could have put Neanderthals
>(or any other hominids) at a major disadvantage vs. Sapiens, if Sapiens was
>indeed the only one to care about art. It enlarges on my suggestion earlier
>that Neanderthals were held back by socialization rather than stupidity or
>inability to communicate. Since this is just an idea, I'm sorry I can't
>provide many references.
>I hope I'm not too much of a TC (trepanned chihuahua) here :-)

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