Thursday, January 9, 2020

A Changing View Of Neanderthals

Panels and artifacts in the Neanderthal exhibit continue to shed a different view of the species.

A video display was on rotation, examining a site in France.

Here are images from the video.

The realization that Neanderthals buried their dead started a shift in thinking.

Were they artists?

A different take on the Neanderthal is displayed here with a cranium. Less of a brute and more of a person.


  1. William - the more time goes by, the more we learn! Fascinating!

  2. Interesting. With the standard of science growing I am curious what they´ll find out over time.

  3. We have quite a lot of these museums here. I tried to find a post I wrote but couldn't about the "man of Spy" who was discovered not so long ago and they rebuilt him as he was ! Looked like us today and not at all as we imagined a Neandertaler !

  4. I appreciate the archaeological work.

  5. Great to see we are still learning more about the Neanderthals.

  6. I had no idea they buried their dead. Janis

  7. I am quite sure those Neanderthals were more intelligent, perhaps appreciably so, than some politicians on the world stage today.

  8. I've seen the display, but of course, I forget much, so it's nice to revisit.

  9. Hello, it is great to learn more about the Neanderthals, nice exhibit.
    Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend ahead!

  10. I would really enjoy this...I always thought it would be neat to be an archeologist...maybe when I grow up 😉

  11. Fascinating, learning how the thinking about the species has evolved.

  12. Thanks to the archaeologists and their work that we are able to learn so much about the Neanderthals. Interesting exhibits.

  13. There is so much yet to learn.

  14. The more we see exhibits like these, the more we learn.

  15. Interesting exhibits! There is a lot I don't know about them.

  16. It is intriguing that if, thinking here via DNA, homo sapiens began as one, then where did the Neanderthals begin.

  17. @Angie: quite true.

    @Iris: more and more.

    @Gattina: perhaps like the fellow in my second last shot.

    @Ella: I do as well.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Janis: you learn new things.

    @David: that's of no doubt.

    @Tom: it fits the occasion.

    @Anvilcloud: I was glad to see it.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tanya: hah!

    @DJan: true.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @RedPat: that it is.

    @Sharon: very much so.

    @Marie: that it was.

    @Bill: that's true.

    @Tamago: I was fascinated.

    @Maywyn: a common root, but we're close enough that we were able to interbreed.

  18. Hi, William. I sent you an email the other day; wondering if you received it. This looks like an interesting exhibit...reminds me I should do DNA testing...

  19. Exhibits like these are so interesting to see and learn how we evolved.

  20. It makes the mind even more curious.

  21. Unique and something to think about ~

    Happy Moments to You ,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. A lot easier on the eyes and thoughts

  23. I think it enhances the brain to see both languages all the time!

  24. … and we are still learning more about the Neanderthals! That's good!

    All the best Jan

  25. I feel that we know so little about the past, this is proving that we had things wrong about the Neanderthal's in the past, I know I was not taught anything like this about them.

  26. The guy in the first picture looks like my eye doctor.

  27. It's interesting to see what more we can learn as time goes on!

  28. @Pat: hopefully I replied back to you when I was doing the email clean out. At the time of this post, I was ignoring that email account.

    @Alexandria: definitely.

    @Catalyst: it does.

    @Catarina: indeed.

    @Carol: definitely.

    @Joanne: true.

  29. @Kay: I think so.

    @Aritha: indeed.

    @Cloudia: I agree.

    @Jan: it is, yes.

    @Gemel: we certainly had to correct our thinking.

    @Linda: hah!

    @Jenn: I agree.