Thursday, 1 December 2011

Neanderthals and Great Apes

“It was no ape, neither was it a man. It was some shambling horror spawned in the mysterious, nameless jungles of the south, where strange life teemed in the reeking rot without the dominance of man, and drums thundered in temples that had never known the tread of a human foot.”  Robert E. Howard
While making these I was also reminded of something I read (perhaps by Larry Niven) suggesting that Neanderthals are the original source of Trolls in folk lore. I really like ideas like that, and near wet myself when they discovered Homo floresiensis.

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