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wracket
wracket
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"Steely Danderthal"...or "35,000 year old flute!"

Not particularly new news (the article is from June), but it's just now working its way to the scientific backwaters which I inhabit:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8117915.stm

Jul 19, 2009, 16:31


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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"Music could have contributed to the maintenance of larger social networks, and thereby perhaps have helped facilitate the demographic and territorial expansion of modern humans relative to a culturally more conservative and demographically more isolated Neanderthal populations,"

hmm conservative neanderthals... neanderthal conservatives.... ;)

Jul 19, 2009, 21:36


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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cyberpainter wrote:
"Music could have contributed to the maintenance of larger social networks, and thereby perhaps have helped facilitate the demographic and territorial expansion of modern humans relative to a culturally more conservative and demographically more isolated Neanderthal populations,"

hmm conservative neanderthals... neanderthal conservatives.... ;)


LOL! finally we have proof.

i'd love to hear the conservative neanderthal music they made with that flute.

Jul 19, 2009, 23:00


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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The conservative neanderthals went extinct because they couldn't play the flute silly.

Jul 19, 2009, 23:29


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wracket
wracket
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cyberpainter wrote:
The conservative neanderthals went extinct because they couldn't play the flute silly.


Yes, it was their inability to effectively control the sabretooth rat population that did them in.

Jul 19, 2009, 23:37


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jauntymonty
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"The team argues that the emergence of art and culture so early might explain why early modern humans survived and Neanderthals, with whom they co-existed at the time, became extinct."

Ah...the power of music. That is why Steely Danderthal can do that 401K tour.

Jul 20, 2009, 14:55