jan 1, 1856 - Was Neanderthal Man a son of Adam? (1856)
The unearthing of a fossil skull in Germany's Neander Valley fuels a debate over whether all humans are the direct descendants of Adam and Eve. The skull looks much like a modern human, yet is distinctly different. Some wonder whether Neanderthal Man might have been the result of a seperate act of Creation. Neaderthal fossils will later fuel the debate over human evolution.
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Rise of Evolution Timeline