Neanderthal & Cro-Magnon Man
Who or what are they?
The name: "Cro-Magnon" comes from "Abri Cro-Magnon", Les Eyzies, France where
the remains were found.
"Cro-Magnon man" is represented by the remains of five individuals found in
March of 1868. The remains were those of 3 adult males, 1 adult female, and one
Evolutionists hold that Neanderthal is either a subspecies of humans or as a
separate species. They hold that Cro-Magnon is an early modern human.
However, recent finds of Cro-Magnons with 'Neanderthal traits' were found in
Lagar Velho (Portugal) and interpreted as indications of extensively admixed
populations. So what are they really? Are they human or not?
Evolutionists don't seem to agree.
The bodies of the "Cro-Magnon" people were discovered by Louis Lartet and Henry
Christy in March of 1868. Evolutionists claim these remains are from 30 to
32,000 years old. However, these remains better fit the time frame after the
flood, about 4,400 years ago. Cro-Magnon man was a true human and looked
just like you and I. They ate vegetation and meat, and hunted many animals. They
had a culture not unlike our own. Cro-Magnon man not only used sophisticated
tools, but also used fire.
The Cro-Magnon man remains qualify for true human status based on their physical
morphology, their brain size, and their culture.
Cro-Magnon were fully human descendants of Adam and Eve, just as the
Neanderthals were. They did not kill off the Neanderthals, as some have
proposed, but replaced them in the sense that as time went on, people did not
live as long as they once had. The same bony changes that occurred in
Neanderthals in old age, would have occurred in Cro-Magnon, but not to as great
of an extent. This is because they never lived long enough for these bone
growths to occur. Cro-Magnon is a direct descendant of the Neanderthals, not a
separate species of man. The process that shortened the life span of man had
sped up considerably after the flood. Neanderthals were people who lived before
and shortly after the flood.
The skeletons erroneously labeled "Neanderthal" and "Cro-Magnon", are all fully
human. I believe that their remains represent the
descendants of Noah, living very long
a harsh new world after the flood (see the 16
grandsons of Noah article).
Please see this very interesting and informative
Anthropology and Apemen Q & A
From Shem to Abram
The life spans of humans gradually dropped-off directly after the
flood. Cro-Magnon were simply humans who did not live as long as the
Neanderthals. Here is the Biblical geneologies of Shem's descendents from
Genesis 11 (Shem was one of the sons of Noah).
10 This is the account of Shem.
Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the
father of Arphaxad. 11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem
lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 When Arphaxad had lived 35
years, he became the father of Shelah. 13
And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other
sons and daughters.
14 When Shelah had lived 30 years,
he became the father of Eber. 15 And
after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons
16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he
became the father of Peleg. 17 And
after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and
18 When Peleg had lived 30 years,
he became the father of Reu. 19 And
after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and
20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he
became the father of Serug. 21 And
after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and
22 When Serug had lived 30 years,
he became the father of Nahor. 23
And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other
sons and daughters.
24 When Nahor had lived 29 years,
he became the father of Terah. 25
And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other
sons and daughters.
26 After Terah had lived 70 years,
he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
32 Terah lived 205 years, and he
died in Haran.
Genesis 10 lists descendents of all three of Noah's sons
- Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Some of these children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and so on were the Neanderthals and
Cro-Magnons, and also the founders of all nations of the earth today (please
see the Evolution page for more on
Picture of the Cro-Magnon 1 skull
Though it looks a little bit odd, the abnormalities
because it was an ape man, but were caused by a fungal infection.
The most complete skull is Cro-Magnon 1. It belongs to an adult male. It is
nicknamed the "Old Man" of Cro-Magnon, though Vallois (1937) attributes the
skull to a man of approximately 50 years of age.
Due to the different rates of maturation of the Biblical Patriarchs
(Neanderthals) this age would also need to be adjusted to a rate in between that
of Neanderthals and present day Homo sapiens (see "Buried Alive").
Cro-Magnon 1 is an almost complete skull. It lacks only the dentition (teeth),
and the mandibular condyles.
The abnormalities in Cro-Magnon 1 can be attributed to pathology. Actinomycosis,
sometimes called "lumpy jaw" is caused by a bacteria in the face. A fungal
infection by Actinomyces israeli appears to have corroded the face of
The introduction this fungus can occur from trauma, infection or surgery.
Though Neanderthals practiced a form of dentistry (which evolutionists will not
acknowledge, see pg 41-2 "Buried Alive" by Dr. Jack Cuozzo), and cared for their
sick, no evolutionist would ever want to admit Cro-Magnon could have practiced
such an advanced form of medicine.
Actinomycosis becomes localized in the face and jaw, but can also spread to the
chest and lungs. Long term treatment with antibiotics is often required.
Flint tools have been found associated with the skeletons. Pierced seas
shells were also found, most likely the remains of jewellery.