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Skull Variations Not “Primitive”

on March 1, 1999
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Originally published in Creation 21(2):43, March 1999

The early post-Flood descendants of Noah exhibited a great degree of genetic and environmental variation in skull and facial features, as seen in the differences between Cro-Magnons and Neandertals,

Our attention was drawn to this 1898 photo of Chief Wolf Robe of the Cheyenne by Bill McClendon of Colorado. Bill rightly points out that evolutionists often attribute “sub-human” status to fossil human skulls (e.g. Homo erectus) on account of such features as:

  • Enlarged brow ridges
  • Sloping, receding forehead
  • Prognathism (forward projection of the jaw and lower face).

If this proud, skilled warrior chieftain were alive today, he would doubtless join us in strongly disputing any such classification for himself. The early post-Flood descendants of Noah exhibited a great degree of genetic and environmental variation in skull and facial features, as seen in the differences between Cro-Magnons and Neandertals, for instance. We should not be surprised to see features reminiscent of some of these groups in people today.

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