Historians still argue whether the Neanderthals used to create tools with handles, but an object discovered at the excavation site Abric Romaní in Capellades (Anoia) suggests they did. In a soil layer formed more than 55.000 years ago, archeologists have found the imprint (the negative) of what will have been a wooden tool measuring 15 by 8 cm and the theory is that it has been used for working with fire.
The ajuntament of Capellades wants to turn the Abric Romaní in to a tourist attraction but still lacks the Euro 5 million needed to build a planned museum.
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