So, once again, the race we dismissed as dumb, lumbering, massive buffoons soon to be picked off by thinner, smarter, more agile us may have had more going for them than we imagined.
Of course, another archaeologist points out that there is plenty of early, primitive symbolic art from those early versions of us, and to date none from the Neanderthals. She wonders why they would suddenly begin right around the time we showed. up. Then again ... perhaps we've been overlooking other evidence of Neanderthal creativity.
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