Thursday, February 10, 2011

I don't see a resemblance.

The other day we went to the Neanderthal Museum where in 1856 they found the remains of the Neanderthal in this area. We went into the museum and then walked the trails to see some artwork and animals.

This is a statue based on how the artist depicted Neanderthals. 

This is a sand table that explains each granule being a year, and with one stream, we already have been born and died. It was a visual to demonstrate 35,000-40,000 years ago. 

A time table of evolution, which states we are Homo Sapiens Sapiens. At first I thought it was a grammatical error and they accidentally typed Sapiens twice.

I was going to post a picture of a brain and a jaw with teeth, but thought I’d spare you the pictures. I don’t want to ruin anyone’s appetite.

A picture of a mammoth—and it doesn’t really show the true size of this animal.

This is the nature walk of art and animals. The first picture is of a stream near the entrance.

I’m not quite sure what this is doing in the middle of the trail or what it signifies.

This isn’t a horse, but I forgot the name of it. 

We walked in this area and climbed up the hill to see the ancestor of the cow. 

When we were halfway around the trail, I took a picture of the fields. As you can see, it was a beautiful day with temperatures around 52 degrees.

The location where they found the relics of the Neanderthal.

After the museum, we headed over to a nearby town, Wuppertal, so I could be a dorky tourist and ride the elevated train that runs above the river. It’s sturdier than riding the EL. Here are some pictures when I was on the train and while we waited for it.

We walked around the city for a little bit, so here are a few things I found interesting.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. You can leave a tip by pressing the button to the right. No, your other right. ;)


  1. Neat!

    I wonder what the "sapians" will do when we evolve even further?

  2. You are seeing the coolest stuff! Sore jealous!

  3. Homo Sapiens Sapiens Zombius is next.

    As an old Anthro major, I am much envious of this trip in particular.

  4. Kara, Thanks for stopping by. I'm not quite sure what sapians will evolve to but I'm going with what Haggis said.

    June, we'll see some cool stuff if we ever go on another road trip.

    Haggis, Thank you for clarifying evolution. Anthro major, huh? I keep learning something new about you.

    It was a nice trip, but I forgot the magnet. Sorry.

  5. More great pictures and narratives. Thanks! Happy Valentine’s Day! Your tip is in the mail as they say.

  6. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoy my pics and narratives. Happy Valentine’s to you too. I’ll be waiting for that tip. LOL!

  7. Woo hoo! Let's hear it for the dorky tourist! Without her, I wouldn't get my vicarious European vacation each time I visit Skipping Stone.


  8. Aw, Barb, I’m glad you enjoy ‘our’ European vacation. Just wait and see where I’ll take you next. :D