At least at Creation.com, where they ask a very reasonable question: “Is The Flintstones a more accurate picture of Neandertals than evolutionary documentaries?”
When Neandertals got a headache or an infection, they could pull out their ‘first-aid kit’. It seems they used bark or buds from the poplar tree as a pain reliever. This contains salicylic acid, which was first isolated from willow tree bark, and is a precursor of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). Poplars, aspens, and willows are in the same genus, Populus, but not all species contain salicylic acid. Neandertals would have needed a basic knowledge of botany to know which parts of which tree species contained the desired ingredient. They also consumed the antibiotic-producing mould Penicillium.
Neandertal remains also show evidence of medical procedures applied to crushed limbs, fractured skulls, and tooth abscesses. Many of these individuals survived these conditions, indicating that Neandertals gave their injured and sick effective medical care.Lita Cosner and Robert Carter, “Is The Flintstones a more accurate picture of Neandertals than evolutionary documentaries?” at Creation.com
Some of us have said this before: The need to see the Neanderthals are “primitive” was born of a need find the “subhuman.” The Neanderthals exist only in European genomes so they are an easy target…
Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents
A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid. Why?