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An Essay by Captain Paul Watson The human species may not be the paragon of animals as Hamlet so eloquently described to us.
I have often heard lectures and read articles on the art of early humans.Homo neanderthalensis is an example of a species that possessed both technology and media communication.This tool-maker created haunting images of its experiences and environment.They have exhibited discriminatory behavior in their dealings with us, treating us not like seals fit for prey but as curious objects to be observed and to be treated with caution.
They can see beyond to the manifest technological power that we have harnessed, and they can adjust their behavior accordingly. The interpretation of behavior remains subject to the bias of the observer; one observer can classify behavior as intelligent, and a second observer will dismiss the same behavior as instinctive.Some Neanderthal tools, artifacts, and cave art from the Chatelperonian period have survived and remind us that we are not the only species capable of material artistic expression.