For the next fifty years this created the popular image of an ape-man intermediary to man.
Science thought it had the conclusive evidence it badly needed showing the missing stage between ape and man Over one hundred years after first being found was re-examined in 1957 and it was now determined that Neanderthals walked upright and that the stooped posture suggested by Boules skeleton was created by arthritis.
When more finds came to light with what also appeared to be rickets, it was considered far too much of a coincidence and for lack of any other explanation they became relegated to a sub-human category.
The French palaeontologist Marcellin Boule, concluded walked stooped forward which fitted in with the then new current thinking of Darwins evolutionary theory of the origin of man (these new assumptions were made post Darwinism 1859).
He was considered to be the brutish ancestor link to man in the evolution chain, the intermediate stage between man and ape.
near Dusseldorf, Germany uncovered a skull and bones.
lack the predominant chin of humans and a last set of molars.
The ability to create music on a multiple note instrument reveals evidence of imagination and abstract thought.
More evidence from various caves and digs has shown that Neanderthals wielded tools and weapons, wore ornaments, had cultural and religious rites, ceremoniously burying their dead.
is their brain size, which is more than 13% larger than our own brain size.
A speculative research paper examining current evidence available on Neanderthal man with comparison to references in early manuscripts of the Nephilim an ancient race of half-breed humans.
The argument is presented that the scientific facts verify that the Neanderthal were in fact one and the same as the ancient warrior race Neanderthal man has become an enigma to science once being hailed as the proof of the evolution of apes to modern man.