Did Neanderthals Live Violent Lives?
The article starts with, “Neanderthals are shaking off their reputation as head bangers.” Due to many Neanderthal fossils with head injuries, evolutionary scientists have long believed Neanderthals lived very dangerous lives and were frequently injured due to fights, cave bear attacks, and hunting accidents.
But this new study shows that other humans living at the same time had a similar number of head injuries. Therefore, it appears their lives were no more violent than the lives of what they call early modern Europeans (peoples who lived after Babel, just like Neanderthals). After all, human nature has always been the same—permeated by sin!
Neanderthals were not backwards brutes that were less evolved than us.
Contrary to popular opinion, Neanderthals were not backwards brutes that were less evolved than us. They were fully human, made in the image of God. Time and time again, what we observe in the world confirms what we expect starting with God’s Word.
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