想读 The 10,000 Year Explosion
The archaeological record of the Upper Paleolithic, or last phase of the Old Stone Age—the product of the modern humans who displaced the Neanderthals in Europe 30,000 to 40,000 years ago—is qualitatively different from anything that came before.With the advent of modern humans in Europe, innovation was bustin’ out all over.
Many of the new features that marked this “great leap forward” were impressive—cave paintings, sculpture, jewelry, dramatically improved tools and weapons. Some of them brought significant changes in the practical matters of daily life, but most important, from our point of view, is that they show an extraordinary increase in the human capacity to create and invent.引自 Chapter 2 The Neanderthal Within
As for the idea that people just wouldn’t have wanted to mate with creatures that were...