Man, I don't know why i'm still using photobucket. It's hilarious, really. So, they CENSORED the pic of a fucking NUDE APE!!!!
Guess they found it too erotic??
Yeah, I guess the gore also could have been a reason, BUT they have already censored me so many times ONLY because of nude bodies in examples as idiots as 16th century classic art... Can you believe it.
Well, for the old gore lovers
some more images of grandma and grandpa munching:
These ones are from a museum in Atapuerca, Spain (site where apparently these first europeans lived). They have probably lived around in other countries, though haven't being found yet, and also they are only the older ones FOUND, so who really knows.
I don't like that much to see them as monsters, like these trollish from the Milius' script... Though they practiced cannibalism and surely also had attacks of crazy violence just like modern apes, that's only a part of them, and surely as gorillas for example had a tender and sweet, peaceful side.
The theme of cannibalism, man, is fucking scary because it hits you in the guts. I mean, is like the first taboo ever, and almost every culture no matter how primitive feel repulsion over the very thought of eating human flesh. On the other hand, some cultures practice it, and one wonders how they started doing it, like breaking that so visceral taboo, and is probable that it had some kind of religious connotations (like feeding on the dead relatives to make their flesh "come back" with their own flesh), or also that could have happened in times of extreme lack of food, so that culture started doing it and then it became something natural and accepted.
I remember the (amazing) movie "QUEST FOR FIRE" of 1981, where the Neaderthal heroes find a cannibal Neanderthal tribe who feeds on cro-mangnons. The Neaderthal heroes are deeply disgusted with the feeding habits of the Neanderthal cannibals. So, it's not like it happens in a whole species, but in concrete tribes or specific cultures by reasons previously exposed. Well, all this being just pure speculation of course.
- Quote :
- Still, White says, "we are not claiming that all Neanderthals were cannibals, rather, that there were some cannibals among the Neanderthals."
It's a serious interesting article which also say that ironically, the fact that these ancient humans practiced cannibalism with their dead relatives, far for probing they were brutes, show a sofistication of mind instead, as they had the belief in spirit.