Origins

Woke human origins?
Here below is an article about a new take on ancient humans and the eating of meat. Essentially it argues that the thesis that ancient humans shifted from plant-based foods …
Tribal urge stronger than survival urge?
The urge to survive is one of the strongest forces within humans. It seems that this urge is overcome, or overridden, only when a parent’s child or close relative is …
How did humans reach the Americas?
The article below continues a series of findings and speculations that humans arrived in the Americas long before the end of the last ice age. For decades the prevailing view …
Are we becoming less intelligent?
I wonder if we as a species are dumbing down. Before farming (ie, dense settlements, crowds, and a need for administration) human bones we have recovered shows that skeletons were …
The Plot Thickens
When the Kennewick Man was discovered in Washington State a great argument ensued. Native tribes demanded that the bones remain with them, as an honored ancestor of 9,000 years ago. …
Razor Stone
I built this theory that during the last ice age, thousands of years, even tens of thousands of years before the accepted time of crossing the land bridge ( less …
Ancient Humans Thought Experiment (3)
I think there has been a lack of imagination about how ancient humans lived and survived. In addition to missing, until recently, the awareness that throughout human history humans have …
Ancient Humans Thought Experiment (2)
Humans arose during the last two million years, according to available fossil evidence, with so-called “modern humans” – that is, humans leaving behind evidence of culture, art, technology – emerging …
Ancient Humans Thought Experiment (1)
It seems we now have fossil evidence of at least 6500 individuals from ancient times; that is, older than, say, 10,000 years, and much of this evidence has appeared in …
Making a Spear Thrower (atlatl)
My publisher put up this great video showing how you can make a spear thrower usimg only natural materials. Worth watching to the end to get a sense of the …
Ancient Underwater Footprints
This article from Hakai Magazine talks about ancient footprints found around the world, including (at the end of the article) a site in British Columbia along the coast. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/where-our-human-ancestors-made-an-impression/?utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=83d22b4056-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-83d22b4056-121608961
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