On the other hand, if these "Neanderthals, a little-known group called Denisovans, or another human forerunner named Homo erectus" were here first & were driven to the interior by later arrivals, it may explain Yeti/Bigfoot sightings. Or not.
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
Whaddya mean "our own", humanoid? I'm sure as hell not one of you.Researchers say a site in Southern California shows evidence of humanlike behavior from about 130,000 years ago, when bones and teeth of an elephantlike mastodon were evidently smashed with rocks.
The earlier date means the bone-smashers were not necessarily members of our own species, Homo sapiens.
[The AP]Whoever they were, they could have arrived by land or sea. They might have come from Asia via the Beringea land bridge that used to connect Siberia to Alaska, or maybe come across by watercraft along the Beringea coast or across open water to North America, before turning southward to California, Holen said in a telephone interview.
UP-DATE: LAist beat us by 11 mins., but there are other links there if you care.In 1991, his first year as Governor, Mr. Wilson found his programs opposed most vigorously by a hard core of Republican conservatives in the state Assembly who are known cheerfully around the capital as the cavemen. When he called on the Legislature to raise taxes to help erase a staggering $14.3 billion budget gap, the cavemen howled.