When did humans first start to mourn using flowers?

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The first example of humans using flowers to mourn has been uncovered by Israeli archaeologists...

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Re: When did humans first start to mourn using flowers?
« Reply #1 on: 05/07/2013 14:13:40 »
So what would one put on a flower's grave?
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception - Groucho Marx


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Re: When did humans first start to mourn using flowers?
« Reply #2 on: 06/07/2013 05:53:41 »
That is quite a story man..certainly a breakthrough..if we go really back in the history there is much more to it than we already know..


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Re: When did humans first start to mourn using flowers?
« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2013 17:16:53 »
It is highly likely that early humans copied many things from other hominids

We probably copied fire, flowers on graves, jewelery, music and art as well as many other things

It is highly doubtful that humans invented any of the these basic things. Copied yes, reinvented yes, Originated probably not.

Remember humans where among the last intelligent species to arrive on earth....we only started walking alone in the last 30,000 years or so. Before this time we shared the planet with several other species like us. Those species predate us and exhibited some of the  technology and culture we still use to this day.

http://home.comcast.net/~cvn1813/history/ancient/prehistory.html [nofollow]

The first animal to intentionally use fire may have been a dinosaur. Something like a Utah raptor has the brains and the arms...it may on occasion have smoked out its prey and then proceeded to club it or spear it to death with the nearest implement ....while this is 99.99% speculation i use it to highlight a point. Bipedal creatures with hands and arms are thin on the ground to day, but many species far dumber than us evolved tool using instincts and simplistic tool using intelligence. 

This has some bearing on the OP. Any animal with long term memory, particularly social animals are capable of developing and acquiring culture either from their own kin or though interaction and observation of other species.

Symbiotic behavior is rampant, even if much of it is merely unintended consequences.

When biological computers collide 'interesting things happen'

Flowers for the grave

Food for thought

If not quite a Raptorian cooking pot

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