Sunday, 18 August 2013

Cavemen Are Losing Their Apelike Traits

Recent discoveries have shown that Neanderthals were not apelike. Reconstruction of a Neanderthal girl. Image courtesy of Christopher P.E. Zollikofer, Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich, via Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

In the Darwinian story, the Neanderthals were the original cavemen. The earliest discoveries were made before Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published over 150 years ago, and evolutionists have used them to persuade millions of people that their ideology could be supported by facts.

However, subsequent discoveries have painted a very different picture of the Neanderthals. A recent sub headline in Nature news illustrates this trend: “Archaic humans may have invented bone implements still used to make expensive handbags.” New Scientist had a somewhat more general title: “Neanderthals made leather-working tools like those in use today.”

The recent discovery has to do with stone tools known as lissoirs that were found at two Neanderthal sites in southwest France.

According to New Scientist: “At both sites, the team found specialised tools made of polished bone, similar to those still used in some cultures today to process animal hides and make leather.”

This is not something that ape men do. That is what humans do. Cavemen might belong to the Darwinian story, but they certainly do not belong to real history, where apes are apes and men are men.

You can read more about Neanderthals here, here, here and here.


Barras, Colin. 2013. First bone tools suggest Neanderthals taught us skills. New Scientist (13 August).

Callaway, Even. 2013. Neanderthals made leather-working tools like those in use today. Nature News (12 August).