Re: Auel's sources (was Re: homo species)

Phil Nicholls (
Mon, 24 Jul 1995 04:42:56 GMT (Bearcat) wrote:

> wrote:
>: 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?

>And who came up with the notion that the first Cro-Magnons were

And the neandertals dark-skinned.

Phil Nicholls (

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