Link: Neanderthal’s under-rated genius

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/01/24/neanderthals-underrated-genius/#.WIojkVOLTZ4

“For the Levallois technique, the toolmaker takes an oblong, relatively flat flint nodule and strikes flakes off the thinner sides of the core all the way around its circumference. She then flips the nodule over and strikes flakes off its front side, then flips it again to do the same on the back. Finally, and after a lot of such preparation, the toolmaker strikes one end of the core to remove a large and distinctive “Levallois flake” off its front. By design, the edge of the Levallois flake will follow the contours of previous flake scars, creating a very nice, thin, and predictably shaped tool.”

this is awkward

Women own the domain of art, men veer toward cookery, carpentry, ballistics.

Women were the original cave-painters too. They finally measured the palms. Facts are hard for sexist idiots.

They act like ancient man had thousands of hours per week and the women just sat around…. knitting.

The women made these things for everyone to enjoy once the men returned.
To deny female creativity is practically to deny one’s own birth.

It isn’t even a feminist thing in the old sense, it’s mathematics.
It’s like when they try to claim the Scientific Revolution was a sausage fest. Certainly there were more men (because women were physically banned from Universities) but it was much more a matter of class (there were high-born men and high-born women and barely a whit of difference between them).

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2 responses to “Link: Neanderthal’s under-rated genius

  1. How is this even ‘sexist’? In recent times women may have been barred from universities (unless they were an exception or allowed to attend women’s universities) but in the Middle Ages women taught at universities, like Hildegarde. I’m still wondering where this latent feminism came from.

    • Well I’ve never heard anything historical and positive about ancient women, like Vikings or Celts, despite ample proof of contribution, and you hear about the genius of cavemen as if the men had spare hours in the day on top of full-time hunting duties.

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