The lives of these people, the Cro-Magnons
, "were drenched in symbol .
Some are modern, some cro-magnon
, some neanderthal (but with the best intentions), and others are frankly pre-Jurassic.
What if I spent my session bumbling about like some sort of Cro-Magnon
, greeting the cross-trainer with the same type of befuddlement previously reserved for the discovery of fire.
Moreover, a truly evolutionary new form or structure, cannot lapse back to its earlier form in the same way as in Darwinian biology: man cannot evolve back from homo sapiens sapiens to Cro-Magnon
, or anthropologically more correct, in backward sequence, to Homo sapiens, Homo erectus, and Homo habilis.
The whimsical horses, bears, reindeer and bison demonstrate an understanding of visual depth and movement among Cro-Magnon
artists that did not emerge in modern-era art until a few centuries ago.
Had our Cro-Magnon
ancestors taken nine steps to light the nightly dinner fire, we'd still be crawling on all fours somewhere near the Tigris River.
gt;In a nutshell: Dumb prehistoric quest adventure with lots of CGI mammoths and nary an original thought in its Cro-Magnon
The premise, largely based on the Geico ad campaign featuring Cro-Magnon
men dealing with a modern world, didn't appear to translate well as a series.
Unfortunately for the researchers, perceptions about parenting skills and fidelity aside, when asked to choose which man they were more likely to sleep with, 100% of the women selected a picture of a cigar-chomping Cro-Magnon
man on a Harley over the "controls," who just happened to be wearing white lab coats, glasses, and stethoscopes.
We took a second group to the caves in 1982 and went back yearly through 1985, mainly on the basis of travel article assignments from Destinations, Diversions, The Chicago Tribune, Frequent Flyer, and, in 1984, Pan Am Clipper which featured our article on Les Eyzies on the cover and brought hundreds of clients to Hotels Cro-Magnon
and Centenaire, both of which were heralded in our article.
The last Cro-Magnon
died out in Europe several million years ago.
In its prototype, the show attempted to poke fun at racism through a current prism, subjecting its Cro-Magnon
characters to the sort of slights that African-Americans have endured through the years.