Meet Little Foot
We get our Science on here at werewolves.com, folks. Whereas vampires are somewhat more phantasmagorical, I tend to relegate the more supernatural subjects to that site, our sister site vampires.com, while things of a more natural bent I write about here. Not that werewolves aren’t themselves supernatural, but you grok where I’m coming from. They are at the least PHYSICAL supernatural creatures. Vampires are more akin to ghosts, though granted it depends on the particular folklore you are ascribing to.
So, Science. Pre-human, bestial ancestors. That’s the purview of this site, along with a whole shit-ton of other stuff. “Little Foot,” the oldest fossil hominid skeleton thus far unearthed in Southern Africa, died over three-and-a-half million years ago. Little Foot belonged to the species AUSTRALOPITHECUS PROMETHEUS, one of the more awesome-sounding taxonomic designations. Was he a distant relative?
Speaking of primitive human ancestors, scientists now know for a fact that ours left Africa earlier than they’d previously believed. How much earlier? Oh, some 60,000 years. That DOUBLES the previous chronology. Turns out there wasn’t just one big migration, but one big one and several smaller ones. And, as our ancestors traveled, they encountered alternate human species like the Neanderthals and the Denisovians. Can you imagine what those first encounters must have been like?