Cavemen are viewed as primitive brutes in an evolutionary worldview. But, in a biblical view, they were humans, descended from Adam and Eve. These people lived in the harsh post-Flood world of the Ice Age. They used caves for shelter and made simple, but effective, tools as they travelled and hunted game.
The term caveman is often used as a catchall for peoples who lived in an earlier era in human history—the Ice Age. We’ll focus on five of these groups: Neanderthals, early Homo sapiens (Cro-Magnon man), Homo erectus, Denisovans, and Homo floresiensis.
The two hundred years or so after Babel (over 300 years after the Flood) was a chaotic transition in world history. The Bible gives us only a brief glimpse into that time and place, but the fossils hint at a grim tale.
Artists have displayed their interpretation of hominids and so-called ape men for many years. Whether intentional or not, the final look of the model or drawing is shaped by the biases of the artist and the scientists. In other words, people’s starting points influence their view of the evidence.
Scientists sometimes seem surprised to find more evidence that Neanderthals and other historic humans were highly intelligent. Even these “ancient” humans were crafty and knowledgeable.
New DNA technology has allowed scientists to peer into the past by mapping the DNA of so-called cavemen.
As far as stereotypes go, cavemen make easy targets—especially when transplanted into the twenty-first century.
Do modern man’s diseases spring from a mismatch between today’s diet and prehistoric anatomy?
Cavemen—mysterious denizens of our past—who were they? When did they live, and what happened to them? How different were they, really, from us?
How do creationists explain the timing and location of early human remains from a biblical perspective?
The face of Neanderthal on the cover of this issue of Answers was sculpted and designed over a plaster cast of an actual Neanderthal skull.
Homo erectus tool time tinkers with anthropological thought.
In portraying cavemen as dimwits, popular stereotypes often show them as unkempt—and recklessly heterosexual—brutes: claiming brides by clubbing cavewomen over the head and dragging them away. But less frequently portrayed are “homosexual cavemen,” like the one supposedly unearthed in a Prague suburb.
In spite of all that archaeologists and anthropologists contend about these early Stone Age cultures and their supposed long ages, it simply cannot be true.
Those oft-portrayed cave-painting “cavemen” were more than mere artists: they were concertmasters skilled in mixing visual art with sound, reports LiveScience.
Human travelers from five millennia ago raced across icy lakes on skates made from animal bones, reports National Geographic News on research appearing in this month’s Linnean Society of London Biological Journal.
Despite frequent caricatures of Neanderthals as mentally deficient, grunting cavemen, scientists continue to find evidence that Neanderthals were intelligent beings quite a lot like us.
‘Do you believe in cavemen?’ Sceptics think ‘gotcha!’ when they ask this question. They might know the Bible says that Adam’s descendants built great cities, but their ‘evidence’ shows otherwise.
Building on the popularity of walking with Dinosaurs (1999) and Walking with Beasts (2001), BBC and Discovery Channel have co-produced yet another evolutionary propaganda piece—Walking with Cavemen.
Have you ever wondered about those stone ‘tools’ that evolutionists discover?
Evolutionists have had to reconsider the history of some tribes which use ‘Stone Age’ technology and live by ‘primitive’ hunting and gathering.