As scientists of the 19th century and beyond uncovered Neanderthal sites, it was left to artists to interpret what they would have looked like. More often than not, the sub-human, savage, dull witted interpretation won out.
This painting is called Neanderthal Flintworkers, a 1924 mural by Charles Knight.
The Field Museum in Chicago has, over time, changed dioramas about Neanderthals to reflect new thinking.
Today I finish with two cranium sections for comparison. Both have significance in the field of paleoanthropology.
As nossas origens.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Hello, it is an interesting exhibit and museum. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibition. Hope you're feeling better William.ReplyDelete
...stereotypes have been a constant and dangerous thing and are still today!ReplyDelete
I really would like to know more about life during those times.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I don't know anymore what should I believe about this period ?! Are these ancestors? Not really! I also do not believe that God gives us created, but it must be something ... and not the evolved monkey! I believe that ET exists ... really! Will be absurd to believe that we are alone in all this gigantic universe ... Or not?ReplyDelete
Oh, I so go with Tom!ReplyDelete
Fascinating information about these people. I would love to visit this museum. :-)ReplyDelete
Fascinating info! Thank you! I’ve enjoyed this series!ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibit William!ReplyDelete
@Francisco: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Eileen: thank you.
@Tom: that's true.
@Janis: it was different.
@Ella: I think it is best summed up as common roots.
@Iris: as do I.
@DJan: it is a splendid museum.
@Marie: more to come.
@Tanya: that it is.
You have changed my knowledge about these beings. Thanks.ReplyDelete
What an interesting exhibition.ReplyDelete
Neanderthals have always been a fascinating topic. I'm sure there will be more information on them.ReplyDelete
Interesting about how the artists created these images.ReplyDelete
Different species once were on the earth at the same time, and now all we have are bones and flints and their tools (and sometimes pottery shards.) If I had another lifetime, I'd be an anthropologist.ReplyDelete
A very interesting exhibition, William .ReplyDelete
Interesting, to think of ourselves back then, what we would have looked like.ReplyDelete
No doubt, the finest grasses and leather woven into a chic wardrobe. That kind of organic material I doubt would make it into fossil stage, as they wear from the wearing or get used for kindling. So who knows, our fashion back then might have been quite stylish.
@RedPat: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: very much so.
@Red: more of this to come.
@Sharon: that's true.
@Barbara: I would have liked to go into the field.
@Karl: it certainly was.
@Maywyn: good way to put it.
A very interesting exhibition. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Interesting to see that our understanding is still evolving.ReplyDelete
So it is.Delete
I'm glad the museums are keeping up with it.ReplyDelete
It's an interesting exhitbition.ReplyDelete
That it is.Delete
all in the perception and interpretation ~ReplyDelete
Happy Moments to You ,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
An interesting exhibition...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Loving our museum tours again. You have some amazing artifacts over there.ReplyDelete