Researchers discover bones carved by Neanderthal artists #ArtTuesday
We used to use “neanderthal” as a pejorative. Now we understand that they were at least as intelligent as the other sapiens around at the time, including our own ancestors. They had complex social relationships, they could think abstractly, they had self-awareness, rituals, and art. Here’s more from SlashGear:
The team has concluded that Neanderthals had remarkable cognitive abilities. New excavations at Unicorn Cape had been underway since 2019. For the first time, the team has uncovered well-preserved layers of cultural artifacts from the Neanderthal period from the ruined entrance area of the cave. Among the remains discovered there was a foot bone that at first seemed to be nothing more than remains from a hunt.
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