As I work on my dissertation tonight I’m also viewing some educational Netflix. Tonight’s showing: Before We Ruled the Earth: Hunt or Be Hunted. They had a dramatization of H. erectus failing to hunt elk because their torches (used to scare the elk) went out in the moist air. I think they would’ve beta-tested that technology before actually using it in a if-it-fails-we’ll-get-gored situation.
Also they make it sound like H. erectus had no expression of loss or remorse. C’mon, even dogs have that. This documentary also takes the stance that Neandertals were rather stupid and the ice age happened like overnight.