The first Neanderthal sceleton was discovered in the Neander Valley just 8 miles from Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1856. The discovery was made in a limestonequarry in the midst of a mining project. The find consisted of "a skullcap, two femora, the three right armbones, two of the left arm bones, ilium, and fragments of a scapula and ribs." The details of the find were first published in 1864. Initially Thomas Huxley (1825–1895)—known as Darwin’s bulldog—considered these first Neanderthal remains to be fully human and not a part of the evolutionary cycle of man at all.
It was William King (1809–1886), a professor at Queens college Galway, Ireland, who first claimed the bones for evolution. He suggested that the cave sediments, where the fossils were found, were at least 30,000 years old. In 1864 he contended that 'Neander man’ was not a modern human but another species entirely. A primitive human whom he called Homo neanderthalensis. In that year the finds were first published. Evolutionists used the finding of these bones to the full by drawing pictures of ape-like men as reconstruction's of the Neanderthal.
It was William King (1809 – 1886), a professor at Queens college Galway, Ireland, who first claimed the bones for evolution. He suggested that the cave sediments, where the fossils were found, were at least 30,000 years old. In 1864 he contended that 'Neander man’ was not a modern human but another species entirely. A primitive human whom he called Homo neanderthalensis.
/ it was William King, a professor at queens college Galway, who first claimed the bones for evolution /
1886, two skeletons in a cave in Belgium / 1908 was a fuller skeleton found in France by Marcellin Bioule / he depicted the Neanderthal as a human skeleton but with a stooped bent posture
/ arthritis and rickets / Dr. Jack Cuozzo has been a trained orthodontist for over 35 yrs / in 1979 he took the very first radiographs in history of the Neanderthal fossils from France / 30 mm or 3 cm out of socket and moved forward / 250-300 yrs old – eyebrows, ears etc keep growing / there are now more Neanderthal fossils than any other /
more than 200 known specimens found at 40+ different sites in Europe, Asia, Africa and even Israel /
Became extinct 40,000 yrs ago although lived as far back as 500,000 yrs ago / 45,000 – only inhabitants in Europe – 35,000 none left in Europe /
sloping foreheads, brow ridges, short angled necks; larger face, nose, and mouth; brain 13% larger than ours / They were up to 30% larger in body mass / having over 99.7% the same genetic information /
Everyone living outside of Africa today has a small amount of Neanderthal in them / large brain - great intelligence / they buried their dead ritually, carried out surgical amputation and set broken arms, used instruments, tools / allergies / This Russian boxer, Nikolay Valuev