One thing I really like studying about ancient humans is how superior they were to modern humans. Ancient man is often depicted as inferior and less evolved, but in many ways it was just the opposite.
Here’s an article found in Discover showing how ancient man-or cavemen- were better at drawing animals than modern man. Gábor Horváth, a biological physicist at Eötvös University in Hungary, demonstrated that Paleolithic cave painters understood the laws governing animal motion better than most modern day artists.
In order to conduct his research, Horváth studied the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge, an English photographer who, in 1887, published stop-motion photos of animals walking. The photos published by Muybridge allowed artists to study the gait of animals walking.
Horváth then collected artist’s images of various walking quadrupeds and divided them into two groups: those before Muybridge’s 1887 study, and those after his study, and then compared both groups to prehistoric paintings. And it turns out that the prehistoric painters were the “most reliably accurate” artists of either group.
This is pretty cool and shouldn’t surprise us if we understand man’s origin and genetics. According to the Bible, God created man perfect and without sin. Adam and Eve were genetically superior to any other human because they were the blueprint for the rest of mankind. Adam, for example, lived 930 years, Methuselah lived 969 years, and Noah lived 950 years. It wasn’t until after Noah’s flood that humanity began to decline, and that decline was the result of losing all the genetic variation when humans perished in the flood. Only those aboard the ark would have survived, and therefore Noah’s family carried what remained of the human gene pool- which was now suddenly limited- and so it’s not surprising that mutations would eventually lead to a decline in humanity, and that would certainly have an impact on our artistic capabilities.
If, on the other hand, we were more evolved and superior than our ancient ancestors- as evolutionists would suggest- then we should always observe modern humans as superior in every way. What we observe, however, doesn’t support this. Scientific observations have, time and again, demonstrated ancient man as superior in many ways, despite the lack of access to knowledge and information that they possessed, and that we take for granted. The technology possessed by modern man was created and shaped by our ancestors who pioneered the way for us.