Spiritual Expression

  • Religious relics and altars date to 24,000 ya

  • Artwork containing spiritual content dates to 5,000 ya

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Spiritual expression does not appear in the anthropological record until 24,000 years ago.1, 2 The Bible says that God created modern humans as spiritual creatures, so we would not expect to see this kind of expression in any other hominid species.

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  1. Simon, C. 1981. Stone-age sanctuary, oldest known shrine, discovered in Spain. Science News 120: 357.

  2. Bower, B. 1986. When the human spirit soared. Science News 130: 378-379.

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