Jan 15, 2014

A Brief Archaeology of Your Blood Relatives

What would you do if you had a twin brother, born to a different mother, thousands of years after you had exhaled for the last time?

Brukk had rather set things on fire than ask himself questions like that.

Weldon, his brother from the future, badly needed Brukk’s assistance.

And Brukk wouldn't have any of that.
This, by the way, is Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden cosplaying as generic caveman.

Brukk would have been a Cro-Magnon, which is to say, an European Early Modern Human (EEMH), as the term "Cro-Magnon" relates to Abri de Cro-Magnon, the site where the first specimen of EEMH was found. 

On average, Cro-Magnon people had larger skulls and therefore higher brain capacity than modern humans. Brain shrinkage is an ongoing trend, however. But, take heart: bigger doesn't always mean better.

In Occitan, Cro-Magnon means "big cave." Occitan, one of many Romance languages -- and also known as Proven├žal -- is closely related to Catalan. Now composed of six dialects, Occitan is an endangered language. It may not live on into the 22nd century.

The Ice Age Sucked
by Terry Fan

Further Reading:

No comments:

Post a Comment