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Talk:Cro-Magnon

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"brain size and intelligence". the sub section here, on "once people started having trendy new ideas" is cute, i suppose, but not very factual. How is modern man defined and how is it differentiated from cro-magnon. i cannot fathom that it's simply cause they had "some interesting ideas". Also, modern hunger gatherers are MODERN HUMANS not cro-magnon, so obviously they are capable of different things. --Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 15:30, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

"Cro-Magnon" is just another term for "early modern human". The statement in the intro:
"while Cro-Magnon Man is believed to have left descendants among the earliest populations of Europe (perhaps including the Basques, some of the natives of the British Isles, and possibly some of the ancestors of the Finnic and Celtic peoples)"
is crap. We are all descendants of early modern humans.--Weirdstuff (talk) 15:33, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
I read wiki's entry and we have one or two problems that i either fixed or made worse. as is usually the case on a wiki. Either, Cro-Magnun is distinct, and therefore did not share technology with modern H-G societies, or they were in effect the same, and we should state that. The article in general just feels like someone like me, who has a highschool ed on this topic wrote it, rather than someone who has some idea of what they are talking about.--Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 15:43, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Mmmm. But it still says that some people are descended from them while - by implication - others are not. That's just psudohistory.--Weirdstuff (talk) 15:57, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
I'll take that out. Serious question. If a trained anthropologist were to pick up a skull of Cro-mag, WITHOUT external dating of any kind, could he place it as cromag? or is it virtually identical?--Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 16:43, 23 October 2012 (UTC)