Neanderthal Man – Le Moustier

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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

Le Moustier is an archeological site consisting of two rock shelters or caves inPeyzac-le-Moustier, Dordogne, France

  • In 1909 a Neanderthal skull was found along with a set of flint based tools (the tool and the skull bare the name, Le Moustier) inside
  • The skull has a large nasal cavity and a less developed brow-ridge and occipital bun (i.e., projection of the occipital bone at the back of the skull)
  • Those who hold to an old-earth view or to a Darwinian position, believe the skull to be about 45,000 years old and to belong to a juvenile (perhaps between 16 and 18 years of age at the time of death) 1

Dr. Cuozzo however found through cephalometric imagining on the skull that it was more likely to be about 32 years of age at the time of death

  • Interestingly, those who hold to a Darwinian position, tended to put the age of the Neanderthal skulls as being much younger at the time of death
  • Yet, the evidence suggested in the case of Le Moustier that he was nearly twice that age 2

The same happens with other Neanderthal remains – Cuozzo’s research suggests a much slower aging process in ancient man

  • Neanderthal had a much slower maturation process than do people today
  • It’s highly probable that they would live to be much older!