Boskop

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Boskop

(ˈbɒskɒp)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology)
a. a prehistoric race of the late Pleistocene period in sub-Saharan Africa
b. (as modifier): Boskop man.
[C20: named after Boskop, in the Transvaal, where remains of this race were first discovered]
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Unclear as to whether the Boskops belonged to a species separate from our own, Lynch and Granger suggest that, because their brains were nearly 30 percent larger than ours (with an average cranial capacity of 1750 cc), their prefrontal cortices may have measured as much as 53 percent greater.
In any case, Big Brain is not so much a book about the Boskops (very little is truly known about them, after all) as it is an enlightening discussion of the human brain that uses the Boskops as a somewhat awkward but at times exhilarating springboard.
The Boskops may have been tremendous oral communicators, in other words, but-like many of us, although to a much lesser degree--they never developed the intricate circuitry that by sheer luck alone resulted in the precious ability to efficiently preserve language for subsequent and widespread transmission to others.