the beginning of memory

the beginning of memory the beginning of memory
Copyright by: Dave Binyon, United Kingdom
made for the competition Portrait Photography -42- (no street!)
"So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”



Neanderthals exhibited what is termed "Long Term Working Memory," which includes the ability for advanced stone tool knapping, declarative knowledge of these skills, and the ability to vary these skills to an intermediate level. Indeed, being able to survive in the harsh environment of Europe during the last Ice Age requires not only physical strength and endurance, but intelligence as well, and the Neanderthals were successful for hundreds of thousands of years in this environment.

On the contrary, modern humans exhibit "Enhanced Working Memory." a genetic mutation in modern humans 50-100,000 years ago enabled an enhancement of problem-solving skills that led to innovative and experimental thinking, allowing humans to succeed in Europe, at the expense of Neanderthals. In fact, there are several archaeological examples that may lend support to this theory. For instance, Neanderthals were known to live their lives on a geographic scale of 20-30 km, much smaller than modern humans of the same time period. Further, they appeared to have trouble coping with large interregional spaces. Instead, they were better suited to smaller inhabitable areas, a more common landscape in Ice Age Europe. This inability to cope with a changing environment may have been one factor leading to the disappearance of the Neanderthals.

. . . and of course they only had black and white film.

Technical Information:
Camera : PENTAX PENTAX K-m
Focal Length : 46
Shutter Speed : 1/15
Aperture : f/4.0
Iso : 3200
Copyright : Dave Binyon
Taken : early on
Uploaded : 3 weeks ago
Category : Portrait
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