In the stone-age world that I am building, I don't just want one-dimensional characters who are either hunters or gatherers. I want a great quantity of people including those who would have become art critics if born in recent times.
Here is some output from an art critic:
In Sebastian Gögel’s and Laurence De Leersnyder’s work, matter primes upon form. As these artists explore it, matter appears to be a memory that refreshes itself following its moods. It is surface where gesture becomes inscribed, residual trace of a past phenomenon, manifestation of a symptom. It contains this evident mystery of shape in the making, like the diffuse anxiety of something that has not been entirely spoken. The Germans speak of Stimmung to describe this sens similar to connotation, at the fringe of enunciation. https://nickyhamlyn.com/art-gobbledegook/
Given that humans were as intelligent in the stone-age as we are now - they were homo sapiens after all - What function would art-critic types have fulfilled in hunter-gathering days?
I wasn't suggesting that there would necessarily be art-critics in the stone-age. Given that we are the same species as stone-age people, there must have been a wide range of interests, abilities and temperaments in those days. I'm wondering what today's art-critic types would have found to occupy themselves in more primitive times. How would that sort of person survive - what would they have done - why weren't they eliminated by evolution?