Say Hello To Your (Ancestors’) Cousin
I sometimes worry that I lean a little too much on the Science here on this site. I do realize this isn’t an educational site, but come on, a little knowledge surely never hurt anybody, right? And the parallels to the mythos of the werewolf are obvious, aren’t they? If the werewolf exists as the remnant “race memory” of a time when human beings were still animalistic (I mean moreso than today), then digging into that dim past wherein such a grim state was the norm should be applicable. That’s why I hit on the topic of Neanderthals and other primitive humans so often. That and the fact that the subject fascinates me. But Quantum Physics fascinates me, too (not that I understand any of it), and I don’t try to tie that in to werewolf legend. (Although, if those theories concerning parallel realities are true, it would provide a handy explanation for where the Bigfoots and Dogmen so frequently sighted here in our reality come from, and where they disappear back to, wouldn’t it?)
The discovery of some skulls, or pieces of skulls, in China, dating back some 125,000 years and bearing characteristics that match both Homo sapiens (us) and Homo neanderthalensis, has led some scientists to conclude that they are fossils belonging to Denisovians, yet another offshoot of the human family tree. Or they might belong to a completely new, different species of human. Just how many kinds of us were there roaming around back then? Lots, if the scientists are on the money about it, with some more like us than others.