Skip to comments.Stone Tools Reveal Epic Trek of Nomadic Neanderthals
Posted on 02/04/2020 10:55:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv
...the Neanderthals who lived in Chagyrskaya Cave in southern Siberia around 54,000 years ago. Their distinctive stone tools are dead ringers for those found thousands of kilometres away in eastern and central Europe.
The intercontinental journey made by these intrepid Neanderthals is equivalent to walking from Sydney to Perth, or from New York to Los Angeles, and is a rare example of long-distance migration by Palaeolithic people...
Neanderthals are now believed to have created 176,000 year-old enigmatic structures made from broken stalactites in a cave in France, and cave art in Spain that dates back more than 65,000 years.
They also used bird feathers and pierced shells bearing traces of red and yellow ochre, possibly as personal ornaments...
Neanderthals ventured beyond Europe and western Asia, reaching at least as far east as the Altai Mountains. Here, they interbred with another group of archaic humans dubbed the Denisovans...
Chagyrskaya Cave is nestled in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The cave deposits were first excavated in 2007 and have yielded almost 90,000 stone tools and numerous bone tools.
The excavations have also found 74 Neanderthal fossils -- the richest trove of any Altai site -- and a range of animal and plant remains, including the abundant bones of bison hunted and butchered by the Neanderthals...
The presence of Micoquian artefacts at Chagyrskaya Cave suggests at least two separate dispersals of Neanderthals into southern Siberia. Sites such as Denisova Cave were occupied by Neanderthals who entered the region before 100,000 years ago, while the Chagyrskaya Neanderthals arrived later.
(Excerpt) Read more at heritagedaily.com ...
The Neandertal Enigma"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
by James Shreeve
in local libraries
Stone Trek..............To go where no cave man has gone before!.................
Neanderthals are now believed to have created 176,000 year-old enigmatic structures made from broken stalactites in a cave in France
do you know what enigmatic structures and which cave?
Yes. The women lived underground, the men on the surface...and a sort of male / female schism developed...
'Epic Trek of Nomadic Neanderthals' sounds like a good title for the band's tour video.
Jared Diamond, after finding evidence, suggests that it took 15,000 years to propagate the Americas after the breach through the iced Bering Strait.
Great post. Thanks
Kinda like Eloi and Morlocks.....................
Hear the song of my people!
Roasting would have been easy. But re-creating the paleo way of boiling water requires a bit more imagination. On a blustery day in October, Andrew Langley and 13 other graduate students headed to the woods to learn to boil water. They were allowed no obvious cooking vessels: no pots, no pans, no bowls, no cups, no containers at all. But they did bring deer hides, which Langley had carefully procured from deer farms. They were to boil water the Paleolithic way. Langley is a doctoral student in archaeology at the University of York, and he studies how prehistoric humans cooked without pottery. Ceramics are a relatively recent invention in the long arc of human history. Pottery shards appear in the archaeological record only 20,000 years ago, first in China and then many millennia later in the Near East and Europe...
- How Did Humans Boil Water Before the Invention of Pots? | Sarah Zhang | The Atlantic | January 16, 2020
But of course. They were all ordered from Amazon.
Sounds like a group of hippies that follow the band Phish.
You may be closer to right than you know!...................
I think it's around here somewhere... [rummaging sounds] Okay, so, I can't find a trace of it on FR.
broken stalactites neanderthal cave in France
Artist never get the recognition they deserve when they are alive.
Some of them have to wait 65k years!
Couldn’t they have walked halfway and traded for the tools from someone else who got them from someone who walked the other half?
Sure, maybe they arranged the meeting using text messaging.
He should have signed his work!
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