What do Bigfoot, Yeti, and Yaks have in common? No, I’m not talking the hairy 4 legged oxen when it come to “Yaks.” The answer is that they are all the same thing…or so it is thought. Here’s what I’m talking about…..
I’ve been reading “The Mysterious Origins of Hybrid Man” by Dr Susan Martinez who is an author and anthropologist. I’m a bit over half-way finished with the book. Martinez presents some interesting hypotheses and although I do not agree with all that she postulates some of it makes pretty good sense. Her criticisms of the present state of paleontology are pretty much valid as the whole field does seem to be a popularity contest with a new boy/girl star coming forth almost daily. Additionally, I agree with her when it comes to her criticisms regarding current dating techniques and, frankly, I’ve never believed in human remains of our ancient ancestors being millions, billions, zillions years old. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe in the “Young Earth Theory” either but I think some of the dates we come up with via dating sediments surrounding the remains are a bit farfetched.
Dr. Susan B. Martinez, Anthropologist and Author
Dr Martinez’s basic premise is that when it comes to human evolution there is no such thing. Rather, there were several species of proto-humans that came into being and basically they interbred and produced hybrids, proto-humans of mixed subspecies which she calls “races.” For example, Martinez claims that Ardipithecus ramidus interbred with a pygmy species similar to Homo floresiensis and produced Australopithecus which she says was the real first man (human). These hybrid offspring, in turn, interbred with Homo erectus, which she calls the Druks, producing a subspecies of proto-human she calls “Ihuan” (Cro-Magnon man). The interbreeding was very common and intertwined in her estimation leading up to modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens. So basically we H. sapiens today are hybrids with an admixture of most of the earlier proto-human subspecies. In other words we really are Mutt People!
During the course of some of these interbreedings and hybrid productions the Druks (H. erectus) retrobred (back bred) with Ardipithecus ramidus who was mostly still an ape-like creature and the resulting hybrid offspring of this union is what she calls the “Yaks.” So what are the Yaks?
Martinez postulates that the Yaks were animalistic being about 80% ape and 20% human. A true “ape-man.” They tended to be tall and have long arms extending down to or below the knees. They were bipedal but also walked on all fours at times. They were covered with hair and had a human-like face. These creatures were “wild men” who dwelt in the wild for the most part living in pits they dug out in the earth and caves. They were very strong and could break bones of their prey with one swipe of their muscular arms. They would sometimes even break the spinal columns of their prey to kill them instantly. They made strange sounds although they did not have language and the sounds they made were wide ranging. They were meat-eaters mostly but also ate roots and various nuts and insects. According to Martinez, these creatures were used to construct the pyramid at Cholula in Mexico and other megalithic structures around the world as they were very strong and could lift large amounts of weight including large stone blocks. She postulates that some of these Yaks were used by other races (proto-human subspecies) as slaves while others were used as gladiators to entertain in arenas in much the same way the ancient Romans used gladiators to entertain the crowds. Continue Reading