Imagine if you'd just been introduced to someone who claimed to be a temporally transplanted Cro Magnon (the currently correct term is EMH-Early Modern Human). Wouldn't you, too, initially be pretty skeptical?
A cave bear was a very large ursine-significantly larger than even a modern grizzly or polar bear. It's long been extinct. The designation derives not so much from its dwelling place-though I'm sure they preferred caves for hibernation just as do modern bears-but instead as a means of dating the breed back to the era of what we now call cavemen. As for the taste of bear meat, I've never tried it but have been told by those who have that it's as described. It's also noteworthy that bears, like humans, are omnivorous; virtually all meat that we modern humans eat is from herbivores, and the animal's diet will definitely affect the taste of their flesh.
We've now come to nearly the end of the story; the remaining chapters will post Wednesday. So I'll take this opportunity to remind readers once again that the entire novel is available for Kindle on Amazon (if you don't own a Kindle, Amazon also offers a free emulator for Windows or Macintosh which will also run on tablets). It's word-for-wod what I've posted here, but if you want to keep it for re-reading or sharing this will be something you can keep on your own equipment. And thanks very much for reading.