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Fun with Neanderthal Pictures

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

This is a quick bit of weirdness that I came across when preparing for a post. The article that will be featured involves a Darwinian fantasy about pre-humans and how chewing helped their brains get bigger. Yes, some jaspers really think that.

The article goes on to discuss fire and cooked food and had a picture of allegedly primitive hominins around a fire Since I do not like to use the same image used by the post I am featuring, I remembered this one, which has been listed as public domain:

A simple article picking on details about an artist conception of Neanderthals many Darwin years ago. Also, a picture source implies it is real.
Artist's conception of Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, NASA / JPL-Caltech (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents)
Although the picture is all over the web, some users gave credit to the source. (I like to do that as well, even when not required.) It's supposed to be humans at 60,000 Darwin years ago, and some credits say that those are Neanderthals. (The article at the link below the picture implies they were looking at Mars during a close approach to Earth.) Okay, but it looks mighty cold out there. Neanderthals were too smart to just sit around a campfire in the open air, and they knew how to make good use of their caves.

The other fun part is at PxHere, one of the free sources of images that I use on occasion. Like others, they present public domain images from U.S. government sources. The write-up is...truly bizarre:

"The free high-resolution photo of [list of key words for searches] landscape, nature, snow, people, wildlife, primitive, fire, painting, outside, art, drawing, camp, mountains, animals, prehistoric, screenshot, mythology, pc game, computer wallpaper, neanderthals, taken with an unknown camera 03/14 2017

"The picture taken with The image is released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0.

"You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required."

Bad wording, I'll allow. But don't they check these things? It would lead someone to believe that it is a photograph of Neanderthals finally posted in 2017. I know Those folks were extremely intelligent, but I lack belief there were cameras in their time.