Re: Speciation - how do you know?

Nicholas Rosen (
12 Oct 1996 22:18:01 GMT

T&B Schmal ( wrote:

: So you are building a case for Neanderthal the hunter, the meat-eater, the
: "I don't know how to eat vegetables" man. If, when the ice melted and the
: vegetation appeared but the Neanderthal didn't know how to take advantage
: of it, the way would be open for another people, a people who knew how to
: gather, to gain ascendance. Maybe this is what happened?

That doesn't explain why the Neanderthals didn't migrate North, to a climate
more like what they were familiar with, while H.s.s. occupied the former
Neanderthal range. Of course, if the Neanderthals were stay-at-homes --
but I'll let someone else argue that one.

Nicholas Rosen

Standard disclaimers apply. I'm not speaking for Boston University. Look,
when our esteemed Chancellor has an opinion on something, he doesn't need
me to express it for him.