Caliban - Oct 24, 2017

While it seems likely that some early humans would have migrated into the specified areas and lingered for some time, no doubt due to the presence of abundant large game, it seems at least as likely that they would also have traveled east alonf the north Mediterranean shore, where fish, game, and plant foods would have been very similar to those of North Africa, and therefore would have already been familiar to early humans.

i find it odd that all these views of how -and even when- humans arrived in Europe and Asia are based upon what is clearly very limited data, just waiting to be overturned by new findings, so much so, in fact, that there are even recent findings published right here on Porg that would require modification of this view, and even the whole "Out of Africa" premise.

Obviously, there is some academic inertia which will have to be overcome before a more integrated, holistic understanding can be achieved.

smk9 - Oct 25, 2017

When do we get to hear Neanderthals and Cro-magnons (if that is still the current term) are not different species at all? Isn't it fundamental that reproduction is the definition of a species?

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