As an anthropologist I have traveled far and wide to study ancient human civilizations and cultures. My trip to India to study a magnificent civilization did not seem out of the ordinary. Little did I know that I would soon unravel a fascinating story of two species working together to vanquish a tyrant.
When I arrived at the site of the excavation there were many magnificent finds being excavated. Bottles of wine, musical instruments and other signs of a truly indulgent civilization were being unearthed. This seemed to be a truly happy civilization. After much excavation there were still no bodies to be found, but that was not much of a surprise. Indians since ancient times have been known for cremating the dead so there were no human remains to be found. Most of the inhabitants of this magnificent culture must have been cremated therefore leaving very few bodies to be unearthed.
While unearthing a well, some of the archeologists, however did find a body. This was not a human body though. It was what looked to be the body of an ancient being somewhere in the mammalian lineage of the humans. It was an ape-like species that looked to be slightly physically larger than humans and had wings! After carbon dating the skeleton I discovered that the being was apparently alive during the same time as our modern Homo sapien species. Many anthropologists believe that the modern human species co-inhabited the earth with the Homo neanderthalis, so the idea that the modern Homo sapiens lived with this discovered species does not seem out of the question.
From this flourishing civilization, there seemed to be remnants of a trail upon which thousands of these monkey-like beings marched. Perhaps only an army of troops could pack the earth enough to leave a trail that would last for thousands of years. I followed the winding trail to a small, secluded spot with what looked to be the remains of a humble ashram. It seemed paradoxical why an army of these...