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2 developed jaws and the lack of pronounced chin. In addition, Neanderthals had a more powerful skeleton and pronounced musculature, which was caused by their way of life. Conventional Understanding of Homo Neanderthalensis From the point of view of evolutionists, Homo neanderthalensis is considered the closest extinct human relative. This species, like a modern human, belongs to the same genus, Homo, and descended from a common ancestor about 400,000 years ago. Genetic studies indicate the fact that Neanderthals are a separate branch of the human tree, and therefore they are a separate species. The main evidence of this argument is the anatomical structure of the skulls. In particular, if comparing the found fossils of La Ferrassie and Shanidar 1 with the skull of a modern human, then it is possible to see obvious differences. 2 For example, a Neanderthal had a long and relatively low skull. Its forehead was lower and sloping, and the brow ridges merged and formed a cushion. The nasal cavity was significantly different and was high, wide and voluminous. In this regard, some researchers conclude that, despite the hypothetical ability to interbreed with modern humans, Neanderthals were their separate branch and did not overlap with them for a long time. Evolutionists believe that the reasons for such circumstances lie in the peculiarities of their geographical distribution. 3 Modern human, capturing all large areas, drove Neanderthals from their areas, which, in turn, led to their extinction because they could not survive in new conditions. Creationist Understanding of Homo Neanderthalensis 2 "Homo Neanderthalensis". 2018. The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program . . 3 Oard, Michael. 2003. "Neandertal Man - The Changing Picture". Creation Ministries International . .
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3 Creationists hold a different point of view. In particular, they believe that Neanderthals were humans whose life history was outlined in the Old Testament. These researchers also provide plenty of evidence of their opinions. First of all, it is the presence of a highly developed culture among Neanderthals. According to Humangenesis, people of that period were able to create unique and complex tools, adornments and body paints.
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