Auel's sources (was Re: homo species)

23 Jul 1995 05:49:40 GMT

J. Moore ( wrote:

: Pn> I blame it on that dreadful "Clan of the Cave Bear" book.

: Jean Auel simply used what has been "common knowledge"; the
: inaccuracies are not hers per se, but have been introduced by
: experts over the years.

Which experts came up with the speculation that Neandertals had inherited
memories in a sexually differentiated fashion, and this inherited
database of knowledge was related to their speculated inability to
innovate and to learn? Or was that off-the-wall but interesting idea her
very own?

David Wasserman (
Curmudgeon-At-Large (
"The older I get, the more value I place on experience."