Neanderthal Ponderings and Being Human

If you study on it, Neanderthals have evolved in evolutionary history. They were links to our apelike ancestors as portrayed in textbooks and museums. Once some of the presuppositions about apeness were dropped, improved technology was invented, and better research was conducted, they were found to be fully human.

What did these guys think about? Well, what do you think about? What is important to people can often be determined by what they own and how they act. For example, visiting the dwellings of people can indicate what is valued or at least what is interesting to them. The same may be said of Neanderthals.

Neanderthals have evolved in evolutionary history from stupid brutes linking us to apes, to fully human. It is possible to get some ideas of what they thought about.
Neanderthal reconstruction, Flickr / Michael (a.k.a. moik) McCullough (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
We should know that it is possible to generalize what groups of people think about, value, and provides them entertainment, but to generalize that each individual was the same as the others is the fallacy of division. My interests in music, science, theology, and other things are vastly different from my neighbors, for example. One Neanderthal group (as well as the individuals) may have been quite different from another group.

Evolutionists did not consider Neanderthals to be fully human (indeed, they considered ancient humans to be recently-evolved stupid brutes, so they are amazed that they did modern things like perform surgery). They would have sat around doing nothing but hunt and gather. But they were intelligent and even sophisticated. Biblical creationists were proved right.

The following article reveals aspects that indicate what Neanderthals valued and how they thought. As for myself, I wonder if the ring of stalagmites mentioned could have been a prank. Why wouldn't they have a sense of humor? We've learned a great deal about them, but it's really not all that much.
Neanderthal man is an embarrassment for evolutionists today and has been a thorn in the side of Darwinists for several decades now. A new article in New Scientist published a few weeks ago rubs more salt in the wound.

Neanderthal Man has been used as ‘Exhibit A’ for human evolution for over a century. The flow of discoveries uprooting his former place in human evolution has accelerated in the last decade. One measure of the Darwinian importance for his role in indoctrinating the general population to accept human evolution is its place in the progression of monkey-to-man illustrations in high school and college textbooks. Several examples are shown below, many from leading biology textbooks used in hundreds of American schools.

Cognitive archaeologists (those who study the thought process of extinct peoples based on clues from their artifacts) include Rebecca Wragg Sykes. She has researched the minds of Neanderthals by analyzing their material objects, including painted shells and stalagmite circles. A new research program asked:

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