Re: Origins: Neaderthal Burial Customs

Bill Frix (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 13:00:50 GMT-5

In reply to Glenn Morton's message of Wed 18 Dec 1996 12:24 CT

> I forgot something in my reply to Dr. Frix. Today the ONLY being
> who buries his dead, has a widespread belief in an after life.
> Neanderthal buried his dead!
Perhaps. Maybe it was a matter of survival. We know that food left
out attracts bears and all other forms of undesirable wildlife to our
campsites. Perhaps Neanderthal buried his dead to improve his
survival by removing "food" from the predators.
William M. Frix
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Box 3021
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (501) 524-7466
FAX: (501) 524-9548