Eat Your Young but Respect Your Elders?

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Eat Your Young but Respect Your Elders?

Postby kbs2244 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:59 pm

From today’s News Page

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/d ... human.html


http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... 26bb52.6a1


“of a male of a European species ancestral to the Neanderthals “

What the heck is an ancestor to the Neanderthals?

“An earlier study carried out at the same site in 2009 concluded that the cave dwellers who lived there were cannibals who valued the flesh of children and adolescents.”

So, they took care of their elderly, but they ate their children?

Do the people that provide info for these stories have any experience in the real world?
How much time do they spend in these caves?

Admittedly, there may be a big difference between a “modern human” sensibilities and one that was an ancestor to the Neanderthals, but not many species eat their young.

A newly dominate male may go killing off a previous males offspring, yes, but then they didn’t preserve the old.
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Re: Eat Your Young but Respect Your Elders?

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:48 pm

kbs2244 wrote:What the heck is an ancestor to the Neanderthals?

Could be Homo Heidelbergensis, or Homo Antecessor, or even a variant of good old HE himself.
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