New Discoveries About Neanderthals Continues to Falsify Old Assumptions

Neanderthals for many years have this story about them based on the hypothesis of evolution. Yes, hypothesis because I’m not longer calling evolution a “theory” because usually most theories have so much more scientific evidence than what evolution provides.

Neanderthals is a clear example of Paleoanthropologists making up behaviors, how Neanderthals lived, their level of intelligence and what they may have sounded like and often referred to as “brutes” was all based on evolution and you know what? They have been so way off the mark because of their belief in evolution!

In Spain, discoveries were found that Neanderthals had ancient tools like drills and scrapers which they used to process minerals in the caves. Neanderthals created artwork which gave us some insight on how they really lived. They also had their own language which didn’t entail grunting noises as suggested! In the Smithsonian Magazine published on May 19, 2019 said that for years (evolutionists and some non-evolutionists) people described Neanderthals as “stocky, stooped figures, preternaturally low-browed, who became extinct as sapiens inherited the earth.” Basically the fairytale suggested that Neanderthals were too primitive so they went extinct.

In the beginning, if researchers had used the scientific method like they were supposed to do rather than use the discovery for the evolutionary tree without evidence, Neanderthals would have been considered fully human and all this falsification that we have witnessed over the years in recent times would not exist.

As the Smithsonian Magazine correctly points out…

“Through advances in archaeology, dating, genetics, biological anthropology and many related disciplines we now know that Neanderthals not only had bigger brains than sapiens, but also walked upright and had a greater lung capacity. These ice age Eurasians were skilled toolmakers and big-game hunters who lived in large social groups, built shelters, traded jewelry, wore clothing, ate plants and cooked them, and made sticky pitch to secure their spear points by heating birch bark. Evidence is mounting that Neanderthals had a complex language and even, given the care with which they buried their dead, some form of spirituality. And as the cave art in Spain demonstrates, these early settlers had the chutzpah to enter an unwelcoming underground environment, using fire to light the way.”

Now that sounds like ancient humans related to the human race of today! And I suspect more discoveries on how fully human they always were will also surface. But these discoveries haven’t overturned the dating problem that is used by evolutionists. Neanderthal DNA is still around! DNA is organic, we know it decays rapidly. Well, evolutionists believe Neanderthals lived about 40,000 to 400,000 years ago and somehow the organic material (DNA) survived through all them years under extreme conditions. Plus DNA mutates about 100 new mutations every generation! The half life of DNA is estimated at 521 years along with DNA not being stable outside of a living cell!

Courts have ruled that DNA many decades old is too damaged to be used as evidence in a court of law! Just look up cases that involve reconstruction of old DNA for criminal cases. There are even debates in college campuses about the reliability of old DNA. So there are issues in the modern times about how quickly DNA can get damaged, 40,000 to 400,000 years ago would be so damaged thus rendering it unrecognizable rather than remaining intact and in fairly good shape as we see with the Neanderthal DNA today!

More On The Image of Neanderthals

Key discoveries in recent years over the humanity of Neanderthals have proven, they are not “so-dimwitted” after all. In fact, they are quite human like the rest of us.  However, despite recent evidence to the contrary, the myth about this particular group is still alive and well. An interesting discovery was made and published in PNAS and then reported by the BBC…

“Professor Joao Zilhao, the archaeologist from Bristol University in the UK, who led the study, said that he and his team had examined shells that were used as containers to mix and store pigments. Black sticks of the pigment manganese, which may have been used as body paint by Neanderthals, have previously been discovered in Africa. [But] this is the first secure evidence for their use of cosmetics,” he told BBC News. “The use of these complex recipes is new. It’s more than body painting…Some of the sculpted, brightly coloured shells may also have been worn by Neanderthals as jewellery.”

While Chris Stringer of London’s National History Museum says it’s hard to debunk Neanderthals “dimwitted” image but on the other hand, consensus in a certain area, for a certain reason, seems more willing to change. It’s interesting to point out how evolutionists like to use consensus nowadays to defend their story.

It’s widely accepted by archaeologists that the practice of body ornamentation is evidence for modern behavior but since with this discovery has to do with Neanderthals using make-up and jewellery to make themselves look more attractive, they are willing to give up on that notion!

The BBC continues perpetuating the myth that Neanderthals were less evolved intellectually by depicting them in an image that makes them look like a brute! A brute of course doesn’t remind people of having intellectual abilities. It’s time for the BBC not to use those artist misconceptions anymore.

New Scientist puts it this way…

“Add this to other recent evidence that Neanderthals hunted, painted and perhaps even spoke  like anatomically modern humans, and the dumb caveman hypothesis becomes even more untenable.”

Neanderthals could do those things and what we continue to learn from new discoveries about them is the fact that they were not less evolved, rather they were an interesting ancient group of people who got caught up in a story (evolution) which has no foundation!