Cro Magnon

Who were you, giant man? I call you giant; you would have been five or six inches taller than my homo sapien ancestors, and shorter than me.

Your brain was larger than mine. You played the flute, reckoned a lunar calendar, took care of your wounded, made jewelry. What god did you worship?

Your skull, above, shows Neurofibromatosis I. In England, 1500 people suffer from the inherited version of this disorder. Could you be among their ancestors?

Did my ancestors kill you? Would you have killed me?

In 40,000 years, will my descendants contemplate my skull and marvel at how different they are from me?

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