Saturday, 18 June 2011

Findings from Abric Romaní Suggest Neanderthal Social Complexity

Many scientists consider that homo neanderthalensis lived their lives repeating the same activities, but a paper by IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social), recently published in Quaternary International suggests that Neanderthals did not always follow routines, but could participate in a more complex collaboration. The idea is based on findings in the archelogic excavation site Abric Romaní in Capellades (Anoia) where bone leftovers reveal that one and the same animal was sometimes eaten in several places, indicating that food was being shared between the hearths.

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Find here a full article in English on these findings.

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