But remember, humans decide the traits to prize. Though humans aren't the fastest, live the longest, jump the highest, or hibernate; the human brain remains an enigma.
Humans and Neanderthals competed once. Humans won. And ever since assumptions about the proto-man keep turning out wrong..
Neanderthals were using red paint 250,000 years ago - far earlier than once thought. And even more fun? The hairy goofs trucked it in from long distances. Why they had the paint, and what they used it for remains a mystery.
But it's intriguing to note what we characterize as hominid morons unable to speak, or grow crops and had no wheel were likely making Jackson Pollocks a quarter million years before the abstract impressionists. Something most in Africa have yet to figure out.
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