H2O MAN wrote:
You are the one that decided to go down the semantics path... it may
surprise you to know that all forms of primitive man were in fact human.
How could that surprise me? But, you are parsing words, since today anthropologists call all prior hominids human, on our evolutionary branch. However, Homo Sapiens came from Africa, and Neanderthal (another human) was in the Mid East and Europe, and a cousin of his was in Asia. And, Homo Sapien had a penchant for talking and making up words. Neanderthal, not so much. Do you like rhyming rap?