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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

Now, we know how to paint Neanderthal units!! (smile)

"A new analysis of bird bones at Neanderthal sites suggests our extinct human cousins adorned themselves with dark feathers plucked from vultures, jackdaws, eagles and other species.

The study is the latest to challenge the notion that symbolic behavior, like creating art and body decorations, was exclusive to modern humans.

A team of scientists led by researchers at the Gibraltar Museum examined 1,699 sites across Eurasia for evidence of birds and Neanderthals living side-by-side. There was a clear association between Neanderthal occupation and the remains of raptor and corvid species…"
Full article here

Hope you enjoy!.


rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2012 1:28 p.m. PST

Interesting article, thanks for sharing. It makes sense that hominids as intelligent as Neanderthal would use some decoration. It is already known that red ochre was used by the to some extent. It would be cool for someone to produce a set of Neanderthals adorned with feather work.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2012 7:59 a.m. PST

I thought the reason we painted cavemen was to avoid lace and facings.

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