Neanderthal Man – La Ferrassie










Cave Image Source

Skull Image Source: (actually from our own Christian Evidences website) – but we can credit Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History

1. La Ferrassie I is the name given to a Neanderthal Man  that was also discovered in France in 1909

  • The skull has a large occipital bun, a low-vaulted cranium, a large nasal opening, and heavily worn teeth
  • Those who hold to an old-earth view or to a Darwinian position believe him to have lived somewhere between 35,000 and 70,000 years ago and to have belonged to a man who died somewhere between the age of 40 and 55
  • Remains of 8 separate individuals have been found from this area – including adults, children, infants, and apparently the remains of babies that were not carried to term 1

2. Cuozzo’s research on La Ferrassie I yielded an age of at least 267 years at the time of death 2

3. Neanderthals aren’t some less-evolved ancestor or relative of the human race.  The evidence would suggest that these were nothing other than early generation Post-Flood humans.  They lived longer than do we due to a whole host of factors – not the least of which is that they seemingly had a slow rate of maturation.  Their skulls argue for old age.  Unfortunately, evolutionary thought has mistaken Neanderthal to be another kind of human relative in the evolutionary tree.