Thursday, February 24, 2011

HOMOS ERECTING


Want to see what Colby looked like 600,000 years ago?  A quick trip to the Museum of Natural History in DC and voilà!  It's a hell of a lot cheaper (and scientifically reasonable) than jumping in a time machine.  Watch Colby Homo sapiens sapiens morphing into Colby Homo heidelbergensis.  A likely ancestor of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, Homo heidelbergensis made tools, perhaps used language and very likely buried its dead-- the first hominid to display ritual behavior. 


4 comments:

  1. ...So basically you were a black man with a mullet?

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  2. Wow, I think I met that guy at a biker bar.

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