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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

"In a new twist on Neandertals' Stone Age accomplishments, our close evolutionary relatives wound bark fibers into strings that could have been used to make clothes, rope, nets and other practical but perishable items, a new study suggests.

A fragment of a string made from three bark fibers was found attached to a stone tool at a French Neandertal site. That tool was embedded in sediment dating from 52,000 to 41,000 years ago, say paleoanthropologist Bruce Hardy of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and colleagues…"

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d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2020 1:17 p.m. PST

I probably goes with the stone yo-yo found a couple meters away…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

Ha!….

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Andrew Walters05 May 2020 5:53 p.m. PST

Useful stuff, string.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2020 11:31 a.m. PST

(smile)


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