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Neanderthals | 2021

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"Neanderthal man listened to stories, if one may judge by the shape of his skull."

Hello, human person. I hope you're doing well. You know, Neanderthals are always depicted as these primitive, stupid cave people, but they were actually quite clever. They used stone tools, often roasted or boiled their food, had simple clothing, used medicinal plants to treat injuries, were a seafaring species, and possibly had art. They sometimes collected unusual objects such as crystals and fossils and kept them as ornaments. They likely had music as well, as the "Divje Babe Flute", the oldest known instrument, is believed to have been made by a Neanderthal. There's even a very good chance you have Neanderthal DNA, meaning one of your distant ancestors had an interspecies relationship with a Neanderthal. Neanderthals went extinct around 40,000 years ago, possibly because immigrating modern humans wiped them out, as we tend to do. Now we are the last humans left. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this ice age-inspired song. I was originally going to call it "Ice Age" but I think the Ice Age film franchise has firmly planted its flag in that title. As always, feel free to download this track and use it however you like. Be well~

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You are brilliantly good at atmospheric orchestral themes man. Very ponderous and esoteric feeling. Beautiful!

Bertn1991 responds:

Ponderous and esoteric, eh? I'll take it! Thank you <3

Not sure about whether or not this would specifically relate with a Neanderthal, but it definitely creates the image of dwelling in or exploring a cold, icy cave.

Bertn1991 responds:

That's good to hear. The original title was "Ice Age" but I sorta wanted to distance myself from, er, a certain franchise.

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4.62 / 5.00

Aug 8, 2021
3:18 PM EDT
File Info
10.7 MB
4 min 42 sec

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