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Re: Neanderthal and PIE

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2008, 19:02
--- On Sat, 10/11/08, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:

> From: Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
> Hypothesis: > a small number of Neanderthal survivors discovered > something > around 30K years ago that made them immortal or at least > extremely long-lived. The small community made a habit of > cremating its few casualties, which is why there are no > Neanderthal > fossils or skeletons more recent than that. About 6K years > ago, > they were wiped out, but not before their ancient language > had > been picked up as a hieratic language by a neighboring > group > of Homo sapiens.
OR... Bigfoot STILL speaks PIE. They are, after all, very conservative, and adverse to any kind of change. So conservative, in fact, that in spite of thousands of centuries of separation, and tens of thousands of generations gone by, Yeti in the Himalayas still speaks the same language as Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest. Now that's something that's REALLY fun to believe! ;-) --gary