|What a tasty Neanderthal treat!|
The site, which is located in the Northern Croatian county of Krapina-Zagorge, which in the language means "Upland", something rather special to me. But that is neither here nor there. Archeologist and paleontologist (whose Ross' character on Friends was loosely based on) Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger unearthed over 800 specimens from the Neanderthal branch of human beings. Like the site at Předmostí, many of these bones were fragmentary in nature, having been crushed or even bones showing indentations that look a lot like teeth marks. Alongside of the Neanderthal remains were tools and bones of wild animals like bears, moose and beavers. Kramberger put forth the speculation that these bones proved some cannibalistic tendencies among Neanderthals. Couple this with the other major site supporting Neanderthal's desire for Neanderthal stew at Moula-Guercy in France and we've got ourselves a workable hypothesis that Neanderthals were both hunter-gatherers and cannibals. This in turn makes me envision a sort of chicken cordon bleu type meal with Neanderthal stuffed Beaver being served up as the Friday early-bird special.
|Thanks mom, for|
always making my
school lunches. BTW
have you seen Dad?