From: Dick Fischer (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 05 2003 - 11:55:38 EST
Hi Glenn, you wrote:
>Now when we turn to mankind we find that ancient hunter-gatherers were
>patrilocal also. Luis Arsuaga notes:
>=ECWhat is more, the majority of hunter-gatherer groups on record were or=
>patrilocal, meaning that sons stay in their birth groups while daughters
>leave theirs. Based on this evidence, many researchers believe it more
>likely that prehistoric hominids were also patrilocal, although Hawkes and
>her colleagues disagree.=EE Juan Luis Arsuaga, The Neanderthal=EDs=
>transl. By Andy Klatt, (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002), p. 164
The nature of humans weighs against "patrilocality" in my humble estimation.=
The idea of human females leaving the safety of their tribe and setting=
off to find adventure and romance strikes me as unlikely. Plus, if I were=
a member of a tribe and saw a strange female batting her eyes and giving me=
that "Hello sailor" look, I would be suspicious she was more likely looking=
for the pretty stones in my leather pouch.
It is highly more likely that warring tribes spread their genes the same way=
they did in more recent times. The victorious tribe would dispatch the=
males to meet their Maker, and keep the comely females for companionship. =
The results on DNA would be the same as for chimps.
>The effect of this is that if Human/Neanderthal interbreeding took place,
>and Neanderthals were few in number, that human females could have spread
>their mtDNA and eventually replaced the Neanderthal mtDNA.
Same thing. Victorious Neanderthal tribes would take the more genteel,=
female Homo sapiens and annex them to their tribes, whereas victorious Homo=
sapiens might pass on the big, heavy, hairy Neanderthal women. Why do you=
think the Scots kept raiding the peace-loving English requiring the=
building of Hadrian's wall? Looking for Limey love, weren't they?
Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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