Monday, December 19, 2011
Forget the cave! Neanderthals were homely creatures who built their own houses from mammoth bones
Forget the idea Neanderthals simply picked any old cave to sleep in for the night.
Researchers have discovered an elaborate 44,000-year-old Neanderthal house in Molodova, eastern Ukraine, made from mammoth bones, delicately decorated with carvings and pigments.
It had been thought Neanderthals, which died out around 30,000 years ago, were primitive nomads who lived in caves simply for shelter.
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