That’s the premise of the growing Facebook page, @neanderthalsareback, inspired by a new novel and TV series The Neanderthals Are Back. The Facebook page has inspired some humorous and thoughtful commentary from the community, including these:
“Hey why is there a picture of my neighbor here?”
They are back, and they are all my coworkers.
The hunched posture, the unibrow, the silly haircuts . . . my coworkers fit the Neanderthal profile for sure. Now if only I can get ’em to use tools, we’ll become a modern stone age family!
ugga mugga . . . alley oop oop
Guy looks like the homeless guy down the street from my house.
You know whom I speak of! The Cave people! I told you there still here! Hahahahaha!
Within a day, the Facebook page has gotten 240 followers, with more signing up every few hours.
So far, the book on which this Facebook page is based has gotten five-star reviews on Amazon and there is TV interest in the series. Now the author is offering the Kindle edition of the book at a low introductory price of 99 cents to introduce readers in the series.
It is also available in paperback, Kindle, hardback, audiobook, and other digital formats through Draft2Digital.
In the first book, The Beginning, the first six Neanderthal children grow up as babies in a lab where they are taught by a nursery school teacher, After that they experience life in a group home, become foster kids, attend elementary school, and enter into relationships as teens and young adults. Along the way, they face many challenges because of their differences from modern humans.
It is an especially timely series because the Neanderthals experience a modern world going through all kinds of turmoil, such as due to illegal immigration, income inequality, mass shootings, increased crime, sex trafficking, and drug smuggling.
For those who want to learn more about Neanderthals, Who Are the Neanderthals, Really? features an introduction to the life of the Neanderthals when from about 350,000 to 35,000 years ago, followed by about 100 images of Neanderthals from scientific discoveries, reconstructions of how they looked, recreations of how they lived, and cartoons of Neanderthals in various activities — even coping with modern technology.
More Neanderthal stories will be out soon, followed by a line of Neanderthal dolls, games, greeting cards, and posters. These projects are being coordinated by Jones & O’Malley, based in the Los Angeles area.
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