Thursday, January 26, 2012
Neanderthals used ochre much earlier than previously thought
Scientists have uncovered evidences that show Neanderthals were using red paint up to 250,000 years ago - thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
Traces of the paint, made from ochre, were dug up in the Netherlands and dated to a quarter of a million years ago.
Scientists are upto finding out what the sub-species of humans did with it back then although it is often considered a sign of symbolic behaviour such as artwork and body painting.
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