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A new genetic study, published in the journal Science, compared the Neanderthal genome to the genes of five humans alive today. The comparison revealed that in some individuals, up to 4% of the total genome was of Neanderthal origin.
Archaeologists uncovered shells containing yellow and red pigment residues at Neanderthal dig sites in southern Spain. Coupled with similar evidence found in Africa, the pigments paint a picture of Neanderthals far more sophisticated than their stereotype.
Contrary to their reputation as some sort of sub-human brute, Neanderthals displayed a great deal of technological skill in the manufacture of their tools. Neanderthals were not only fully human but evidently were very skilled people coping with the harsh world of the post-Flood Ice Age.
The Neandertals are not mysterious, but rather incredibly intriguing. We view them as the fully human ancestors of some modern humans, probably some Europeans and western Asians. They were a post-Flood, Ice Age people, specializing in hunting the large, grazing animals that were abundant towards the end of the Ice Age.
Discovery of man-made structures deep in a cave has shown that Neanderthals could do a lot more than most folks have given them credit for.
Neanderthal architectural preferences like hot water, organized living spaces, and warm bedrooms add to our growing understanding that Neanderthals were human.
Were Neanderthals our cousins, our ancestors, or just our fellow human travelers in the post-Babel world?
Neanderthal labyrinth in non-Neanderthal fossil hints at maze of post-Babel migrations.
The “mosaic” of traits in these people who left their fossilized remains in Ice Age sediment is consistent with the history found in God’s Word.
Neanderthal toe and Denisovan finger trace humanity’s genetic footprint near and far.
When did Neanderthals last occupy Spain? Were they there at the same time as modern humans?
Doses of Denisovan and Neanderthal DNA may have provided immunity to many modern humans.
Neanderthal technical prowess belies brutish reputation.
Did Neanderthal children grow up more quickly than the rest of us?
Talk about insulting: our Neanderthal kin/ancestors, who have already taken years of unfair abuse, are now having their brains compared to chimps’!
Radiocarbon dating of an archaeological site in France has some researchers claiming that Neanderthals weren’t as smart as we thought. But the evidence can more easily be interpreted as both confirming Neanderthal intelligence and casting doubt on radiocarbon dating methods.
Evolutionists, like creationists, believe that Neanderthals were fully human, the same species as we are.
A new genetic study has revealed that many modern humans have Neanderthal ancestry.
The stereotype of Neanderthals is that they were hulking, hairy troglodytes quite different from “refined” modern humans. Now there’s even more evidence of how incorrect that stereotype is.
Neanderthals, though so often treated as subhuman, left a growing amount of evidence to remind us of their humanity.
If we’re bringing back mammoths, should we let Neanderthals join the party? And what would they think of our auto insurance TV commercials?
Fine dining for our Neanderthal kin may have consisted of some seafood delicacies—both familiar and unfamiliar to modern tongues.
She may seem a little rough around the edges, but Wilma, the National Geographic Society’s new Neanderthal re-creation, is fully human.
To our Neanderthal readers: pardon our past arrogance and TV commercials about cavemen—not to mention other incorrect portrayals of you!
Numerous tools, thought to have been forged by Neanderthals, have been uncovered in England.
A study of dental plaque has shown that the Neanderthal diet was at least partially botanical, reports National Geographic News.
You’re wandering the ominous halls of a secular natural science museum after hours one night. Walking through the “prehistoric” man displays, the model of a 30,000-year-old Neanderthal behind you opens his mouth and ekes out a ghastly sentence: “Evolution . . . is . . . true!”
It wasn’t skull differences—or any other biological difference—that ultimately separated “modern” humans and their supposedly different kin the Neanderthals, according to a recent anthropology study.
They may not have traveled in minivans and RVs, but a tooth found in Greece suggests Neanderthals roamed the earth more than was once thought, according to research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
It’s a common caricature in textbooks, movies, and—more true than ever today—TV shows: a brow-ridged, (often) club-carrying Neanderthal, covered in thick, messy red hair.
Anthropologist Erik Trinkaus comments that the specimens considered to be the “earliest modern humans” in Europe “have shown obvious Neandertal ancestry.”
Today, the majority of paleoanthropologists believe that the Neandertals were a species separate from modern humans. But most paleoanthropologists also believe that there was at least some degree of cross-fertilization between Neandertals and modern humans. These two beliefs seem to represent a contradiction in the species concept in human evolution that requires clarification.
The London Daily Telegraph reported in August 2006 that “People of European descent may be five percent Neanderthal.”
Despite all the prejudice against including the Neandertals into Homo sapiens, even many evolutionists have become impressed with the evidence for Neandertal’s humanity.
In ‘Digital analysis: manual dexterity in Neanderthals,’ Nature magazine (27 March 2003) exposes yet another false assumption about these mysterious people.
When the parents of that four year old boy buried him many years ago, they could not have known how important his remains would be to their descendants.
This article talks about the new neandertal DNA discovery, what it means, and how likely it is to be valid.
The more we learn about the Neandertals, the more we are forced to conclude that although they may have looked brutish, they were very caring people.
A ‘complex quadrilateral artificial structure’ consisting of specially arranged pieces of stalactite and stalagmite was found in a cave in southern France.