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by Cognito
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

I always wondered how a species that survived & probably thrived for hundreds of millennia, under varying climatic conditions, could suddenly become so 'fragile' when confronted with HSS's magnificence... The HN population was incredibly low in Eurasia when HS showed up, most estimates I have seen ...
by Cognito
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

I've noted before that I'm not overly convinced that all these designations were actually separate species. Given the amount of hybrids that we are aware of so far, I agree. These are pretty much the same species changing over time due to different environmental habitats, but not enough so they cou...
by Cognito
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

The spears found at Schöningen were in a cache of eight (primarily spruce) and weighed just under 2lbs apiece. Being carved and shaped like a javelin, and weighing the same as modern javelins, didn't anyone think that they could be flung like a javelin? :roll: They were an excellent tool for bagging...
by Cognito
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Does anyone know what this is?

Wear indicates that the item was found in a stream bed and looks like a concretion to me. Unusual shape, but nature can do that.
by Cognito
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

At some point one needs to admit that archaeologists use these kinds of sensational claims to build interest and maybe even fundraising. Exactly. Zahi has more lives than a cat and has done quite well amidst difficult political surroundings. Raise money? Aggrandize himself? Build interest for touri...
by Cognito
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Another new hominid species?
Replies: 4
Views: 6095

Re: Another new hominid species?

Based on all of the anomalous finds to date, it is obvious to me that members of the human species began entering the Americas before the Eemian Interglacial 125kya. Which species arrived is difficult to pin down since human remains are incredibly rare. However, their tools and traces are all over t...
by Cognito
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Idaho, huh?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Idaho, huh?

And meanwhile, farther south, people were trapping mammoths at about 15,000ybp in Mexico, see: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mammoth-traps-containing-remains-of-14-of-the-giant-creatures-discovered-in-mexico/ar-BBWsNWZ?ocid=spartandhp Since the earliest Clovis remains recovered were found at ...
by Cognito
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Idaho, huh?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: Idaho, huh?

I found the last paragraph in the Seattle Times article interesting wherein the archaeologist is comparing the tools found in Idaho to those extant in Japan at the time. The Japanese current takes boats directly over to British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. There are historical accounts of Japane...
by Cognito
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 3224

Re: Huh?

"A match of only five alleles does not prove any conclusive close family relationship. The data published by Hawass et al. gives only eight autosomal STR markers (Hawass et al., 2010)." From ISOGG Wiki: https://isogg.org/wiki/CODIS The previous genetic analysis really appears to be unsophisticated....
by Cognito
Thu May 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

When have men ever missed a chance to dominate and/or limit females? Being given the status of trade goods infers some type of perceived value... Which I doubt existed. You really ought to try looking at it from the 'other' side Min, even though it may be a little uncomfortable... The noble savage?...
by Cognito
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

You've got it, KB. If it was sterile we wouldn't know it happened and we would not see neanderthal genes showing up in hss dna outisde of Africa but not inside of it. Absolutely true. Neanderthal as well as Denisovan genes are included in the H sapiens genome. Most likely H erectus also, but we don...
by Cognito
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

I am also a multi-regionalist with the added proviso that I think we are all merely the latest model of Homo Erectus H erectus started out like a full size sedan, but with a 4 cylinder engine. Their bodies from the neck down were incredibly similar to H sapiens today. However, it took 1.5 million y...
by Cognito
Fri May 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

I doubt they were separate species in the classic sense of the word. There was enough cross breeding between human types, such as Neanderthals, Denisovans and "unknown others", that introgression of genetic material occurred across genomes where advantage was conferred. By strict definition, these ...
by Cognito
Thu May 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 4821

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

I suspect that more & more Denisovan fossils will be found in Asia Here's a quote from AP News: "The Nature paper points out similarities to a fossil jaw reported in 2015 that had been dredged by a fishing net off the coast of Taiwan. So maybe the Denisovan range can be extended that far south, he ...
by Cognito
Wed May 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America
Replies: 16
Views: 4974

Re: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America

But fail to see a good reason to study something with such a weak foundation. Statistical analysis is used everywhere on a daily basis, from billion dollar advertising campaigns to country population studies to the CDC preventing epidemics to Ford determining how many cars they will sell next year,...