Now Guardian reports new "research": "Neanderthals died out in Western Europe after a surge of modern humans arrived from Africa and made them a minority in their own land, researchers claim."
Klevius correction: An extremely misleading sentence (I'm open for the horrifying possibility that this really reflects what the "researchers" reported) keeping in mind the by now well established fact that those modern humans DID NOT come from Africa but from Siberia! See Klevius anthropology blog for an updated and more far reaching analysis of how we came to become "modern"!
I do understand the demand for Africa centrism after islam's 1400 years of total destruction of the continent, mainly through slavery, rapetivism and genocides. However, this fact shouldn't pave the way for biased science, should it.
Africa is by now contaminated with bad/biased tendentious anthropology which eagerly tries to repeat the European mistake from long ago but now as Africa centrism.
So what was it that came "out of Africa" (and later on back to Africa as modern humans)?
This is a possible view of the chimp brained small creature who came "out of Africa"! But he wasn't even close to what we call a modern human
Brain size just slightly more than a modern chimp and a stature just over a meter. We can find physical and genetical remains of her/him in South East Asia as well as in Siberia (Denisova). S/he might have been a product of chimp/Homo hybridization either in the jungle part of Africa or South East Asia. We actually know almost nothing about this because the lack of fossils from jungle areas. Almost all physical anthropology is relying on "easy to pick" findings.
Why were all the pre-Aurignacian Homos so extremely dumb compared to their brain size?!
Yes, there were bigger and more human like creatures tramping around both in Africa and Eurasia but before the Aurignacian* revolution, which started in Eurasia some 32- 35,000 years ago and never touched Africa, the existing cultural remains are on a level not at all comparable with Aurignacian production or the modern human brain.
* Watch up here, dude! Precisely because of the racist European view (among some Europens) more than 100 years ago, the pendulum has now swung back to a political correctness that tries to delete anything that could "offend" non-Europeans. But hey, luckily modern man wasn't born in Europe but in Siberia. S/he only came to inhabit the then fertile European environment! But because of this political correctness the concept 'Aurignacian' has now (by some) been stretched to include non-modern humans from the period just before.
In fact, the Aurignacian explosion was so staggering (see for yourself e.g. the 32,000 year old so called "Lion man" below found in Germany!) that one may seriously ask whether those modern Eurasians were in fact even more intelligent than we are? I for one haven't been able to find equally well made artifacts (not to mention paintings) from the early civilization periods in e.g. Mideast.
Aurignacian art from Europe 32,000 years ago
When the small chimp-human hybrid spread "out of Africa" this was because s/he had a brain better packed than anyone else. As a fertile hybrid s/he managed to breed with bigger (but proportionally dumber) Homos. However, only in the demanding but also rewarding cold climate in the North could the new "bastards" evolve. The "purest" of these "bastards" (Floresiensis-Denisovan-Neanderthal-Homo hybrids) may well have caused a peak in intelligence which later flattened out because of back migration and mixing with not so "pure" Homos. This eventually resulted in the "bastard belt and the global mongoloids on the map below.
Because of our culture and technology we wrongly assume that today's humans are the most intelligent ones. Moreover, just because we possess "sleeping genes" many assume the evolution towards more intelligence is still on. However, nothing could be more wrong because the evoöutionary demand for more intelligence has long since stopped because we are way too many already on the planet. Evolution needs small pockets.
So although Klevius may not be equally intelligent as the Aurignacian stone age wo/man he nonetheless may represent a mild intellectual breeze from the past. Check for yourself on EMAH the even more astonishing hypothesis, and, at the same time, prepare yourself to meet your future master the internet connected AI robot.
The "bastard belt"
Please, don't confuse this "bastard" modern human <30,000 years ago with the "bastard" chimp/Homo hybrid mentioned above. The map is a rough overview of human races before "colonialism" reached the Americas..
Red are mongoloids (i.e. modern humans)
Grey are the bastards (also called "caucasoid")
Btw, could all this also have something to do with the fact that some black men often prefer white/Asian women rather than from their own "race"?!
And of course you already knew that the native Africans were mongoloids (San, Khoisan, "Bushmen" etc) and came from Asia in a genetic back migration after the birth of the modern humans in Siberia.
And of course you knew that islam is creationist and doesn't approve of human evolution, only the rest of nature may have evolved but not the muslim man!
More on why Mideast always has lagged behind and why the first wheeled vehicles came from the north. Plus some stunning examples of Aurignacian early art.
Great Zimbabwe is sub-Saharan Africa's biggest monument of shame
The "African spring" in the Arab world more than a Millennia ago - An echo of early islam
The upraisal (against their Arab masters) of some 500.000 East-African male slaves more than thousand years ago (taken by islamist muslims in accordance with the teachings of the Koran) in a tiny part of what is now Iraq tells something abt the scale of islamic slavery. Moreover, all indicators point to the fact that slave girls were the most common trade commodity for islam. Also note that most of the so called Portuguese slave traders in Africa were in fact Jews and muslims expelled because of their dirty profession!
Ibn Battuta's islamist voice from the time of early Renaissance*:
* Renaissance was a precursor of Enlightenment as a counter force against islamic slavery/rapetivist Sharia as seen in the northern Italy's (Jewish) interface with Ottoman (Turkish) islamofascism (compare Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice). This development resembles that of the rise of Catholic ruke in Europe as a counter force to islam.
“The cathedral mosque, which was formerly a church greatly venerated by the Greeks, is one of the most beautiful in the world. I bought a Greek slave girl here for forty dinars.”
This is perfectly in line with Klevius analysis of the original and main function of mosques. Ibn Battuta is perhaps one of the best examples of islam's deep hypocritical attitude towards humans. He happily bought, received and abused sex slaves while opposing prostitution etc.,