Wild man origins

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  1. Lev99

    Lev99 Member

    Ran across this article the other day and it reminded me of those wildman coins some on here collect.

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/basajaun-0014222

    The way the article talks is that the wildman is a relic of the human-Neanderthal contact passed down thru cultural memory of a group in Spain (Basques) that was never conquered, and as such, still retains the cultural memory of Neanderthals.
     
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  3. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Since no Neanderthal mitochondria have been found in humans in the area mentioned as possible interchange makes the statistical possibility to 0.1% with modern Europeans. Many believe that they are completely different species.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC532398/
     
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    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    This one is a fake.
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  6. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I read several years ago that during the late 1500's in Germany, they
    had found large bones and at the time thought they belong to a race
    of giants. Hence the "Wild Man" theories/stories. In the 1700 or 1800's
    it was proved that the bones belong to wooly Mammoths. Neat story though.
     
  7. Lev99

    Lev99 Member

    Yea I didn’t know much about how much crossover there was but all good points. I always kinda wondered why it was that the wildman designs seemed to pop-up from nowhere and then never stuck around on modern issues. Mammoth bones probably catch the imagination lol
     
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