Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Neanderthal Hashtag Shows Their Artistic Skills

A Neanderthal kid might have looked like this.

Joel Kontinen

The carving in a cave at Gibraltar is very old. Found in a Neanderthal place, it suggests that whoever made it invented abstract art thousands of years before Picasso’s time.

It looks a bit like a hashtag or a grid and it betrays the signs of design. No one could have made it accidentally as a by-product of cutting meat or skins.

Once upon a time, Neanderthals were thought to be very primitive. Darwinists initially hailed them as the first apemen.

But as an increasing number of their artefacts have been discovered, Neanderthals are beginning to look fully human.

In the model based on Genesis, Neanderthals are descendants of Noah. They mostly lived in caves during the harsh ice age winters after the global flood.

Unfortunately, some progressive creationists still regard Neanderthals as soulless creatures who are distinct from humans. Their view has become untenable, however. Neanderthals looked like humans because they were fully human, created in the image of God, just like you and me.


Gannon, Megan. 2014. Abstract Neanderthal Cave Engraving Discovered. Life Science (2 September).