May 18, 2009

Neanderthal? Yum!

Part of an ongoing series: a more culinary explanation for the disappearance of the Neanderthals.

"Cave bull," we called it then.

3 comments:

mdmnm said...

Ah, now I know the etymology of "slow elk"! Thanks, Chas!

Reid Farmer said...

Well, you have to remember that there's lots of evidence in contemporary H. sapiens fossils that they were cannibalized as well. Could have gone both ways or just a good chance there wasn't an intraspecific taboo against it at the time.

smartdogs said...

Would that be the other, other white meat?