Re: Speciation - how do you know?

17 Sep 1996 12:56:48 GMT

In response to Paul Crowley

You're speculating, and it's likely to get you in trouble with anyone who
has some data.

1. We have no evidence H. neanderthalensis hunted alone and some evidence
for hunting in a group. The hard part of taking down an auroch would have
been getting it separated from the herd. Once the hunters were successful
in that, one could draw the auroch while someone else attacked it from
behind. Bull-fighting comes to mind.

2. The Bushmen have been forced into a marginal environment by other
cultures. We have no evidence for hunting practices when they had access
to large herds.

Harry Erwin, Internet:, Web Page:
49 year old PhD student in computational neuroscience ("how bats do it" 8)
and lecturer for CS 211 (data structures and advanced C++)