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.