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Humans vs. Neanderthals. An Impossible situation

Survival at all costs.

By Rene Volpi Published 6 months ago 1 min read
Humans vs. Neanderthals. An Impossible situation
Photo by Nicola Fittipaldi on Unsplash

The brutal blizzard made it impossible to move.

It was the waiting game, again.

Pursuers and pursued stuck by the same law of nature. The main objective was

Staying alive.

Everything else is secondary

...and will have to wait.

The year is 41,500 BCE and everyone is learning something new for survival purposes every day.

Neanderthals are right around the corner from Homo erectus, which in turn were right next forest from Homo sapiens

— the most dangerous human of them all

— and the most brutal.

A rumor started going around in their tribes that their species were in danger from Neanderthal over-reproducing.

It wasn’t true but logic wasn’t prevalent those days.

So, after the blizzard passed, the hunt was on again.

The problem for the latter was the HS’s weapons were far more developed.

The best they could do was wait, ambush...

And kill them all.

By Nicola Fittipaldi on Unsplash


ref: The first war actual war took place between 14–12K y/ago and it’s known as The Jebel Sahaba Massacre.

ref; A modern man sits inside an ancient cave in France.

By Clay Banks on Unsplash

ref; The Stone Age began in Africa circa 30K years ago. Early Humans in Europe dated back to 45–40K y/ago.

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About the Creator

Rene Volpi

I'm from Italy and write every day. Being a storyteller by nature, I've entertained (and annoyed) people with my "expositions" since I was a child, showing everyone my primitive drawings, doodles, and poems. Still do! Leave me a comment :)

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran6 months ago

    Oh wow, I've never heard of the Jebel Sahaba Massacre. I gotta read up on that! Loved your poem!

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