Thank you for your reply LaMa. Me personally, I don’t see it as cannibilism as I was led to believe Neanderthals and modern human where two totally diffrent species like rabbit and rat that just happens to have a common ancestor. But now recently it is being said that Neanderthal and human could interbreed and have hybrids which would make them the same speices- right? Which is the problem with mainstream docos on History channel. I don’t know what to believe anymore.
common scene makes you quickly realise that life in Ice Age Europe must have been harsh- extremly harsh. So Neanderthal must have made very harsh life choices to survive. When you are cold and starving, I doubt ethics came in to question when a bipedal speices ate another bipedal species.
Yes, when you really think about it, you are right LaMa in the book sterotyping Neanderthals. (they remind me of ORCS from B-grade fantasy games) but what I really admired was what the author was trying to acheive is explain the origin of human desire to form armies and military might and slaughter each other. the Us vs Them mentallity. it all started because we where prey to a- as the book describes it- “wolves with knives.”