Cro-Magnon


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A tall, slender hominid who first appeared in fossil records ± 30,000 years ago in the European Upper Paleolithic period, named after the cave of Crô-Magnon in southwest France, where the first specimen was found. The term 'European early modern human' is preferred
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There were essentially three prehistoric revolutions in the development of mankind, prior to the agricultural revolution: bipedalism, the invention and development of tools, including fire, and the explosive accumulation of human capital by Cro-Magnon peoples.
This type of anatomy could have been highly advantageous in terms of survival in Eurasia during the Upper Pleistocene Era when two intelligent human species (the light-bodied Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals) had to face difficult climatic conditions, drastic changes in ecosystems and ecological competition.
But this striking observation is soon complemented by the testimony of Wulf Hein, an "experimental archaeologist" who appears wearing leather and reindeer fur--typical Cro-Magnon attire back when the surrounding valley was covered by glaciers.
The tests revealed that Charles Darwin belonged to the Haplogroup R1b, direct descendants of the Cro-Magnon people who dominated the human expansion into Europe and heralded the demise of the Neanderthals.
Year One started life as a Saturday Night Live sketch back in the '70s with Bill Murray and John Belushi as Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal man, but it has also, over the last 30 years in development, taken on obvious winks to Monty Python's Life Of Bryan and Mel Brooks' The History Of The World, Part 1.
Morality based on critical thinking gives no easy answers, but it's necessary if we are to evolve beyond our Cro-Magnon instincts.
Under Rimbaud chasing black and white moons during a Paris hashish session is a young Cro-Magnon dreaming of fiery horses zooming in and out of the sky in a cave somewhere in what would become southwestern France thousands of years later.
Criminal philosopher Cesare Lombroso wrote in 1876 that the criminal man had physical features such as a sloped forehead and Cro-Magnon looks to distinguish him from normal folks.
The data make it clear that the more advanced Cro-Magnon males only mated with Cro-Magnon females; however, there is no evidence that the Cro-Magnon females didn't mate with the more muscular Neandertal males.
To test the theories, Italian researcher Giorgio Bertorelle, from the University of Ferrara, and colleagues, extracted DNA from the skeletons of two Cro-Magnon early modern humans who lived about 23,000 and 25,000 years ago.
What kept the interest alive was the continual reference to a duel to the death between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon Homo Sapiens.
Just who is James representing - the conscience of the majority of Mercury readers or the unconsciousness of Cro-Magnon English football man?