Excerpt from Chapter 6
“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
― Hermann Hesse
How did a physically superior, better environmentally adapted and technologically more advanced human become extinct, while a weaker, less advanced traveller not only survived but went on to populate and dominate the entire globe?
Homo sapiens had one major advantage, ART!
They carved, pottered, sculpted, painted and even made musical instruments.
It embodied and transmitted their identity, spirituality and their strong affinity for community.
Early Homo sapien art strongly suggests that they engaged in an intellectual endeavor to create a unique and dynamic culture through art.
Homo sapien civilisation was predicated on the notion that life must be more than just survival and that working together they could achieve a higher pursuit, a society in other words.