Creationist Arguments: Buried Alive

Buried Alive In 1998 Dr. Jack Cuozzo, a creationist orthodontist from New Jersey, published the book Buried alive: the startling truth about Neanderthal Man. In it, Cuozzo argues that Neandertals were humans who lived for hundreds of years, and that their distinctive skull features were caused by extrapolating the changes which normally occur in modern human skulls as they age.

Colin Groves' review of Buried Alive

Jack Cuozzo's reply to Colin Groves

Jack Cuozzo's Buried Alive website

At a debate with anthropologist Alan Mann of the University of Pennsylvania (now of Princeton) on April 20th, 2001, Cuozzo claimed to have discovered two additional human fossils at the site in England where the original Swanscombe Man fossil was discovered. This fossil is a partial skull with very thick bones thought to be an archaic Homo sapiens (sometimes classified as Homo heidelbergensis), and about 200,000 to 300,000 years old. According to paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London, the texture and appearance of these rocks, their internal mineralogical structure, and the results of Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectrometry tests, all show them to be normal pieces of gravel from the Swanscombe site.

A review of the Mann/Cuozzo debate

Chris Stringer's response to Cuozzo's claim to have discovered two new human fossils at Swanscombe

Cuozzo's web page about his Swanscombe finds

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