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        Evidence for Neanderthal Ingenuity | First Peoples: Europe

        Examine a tool that Neanderthals used in Europe 50,000 years ago. When Shannon McPherron of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology discovered this tool, made out of bone and containing small grooves indicating that it was rubbed up against something, he wondered what Neanderthals may have used it for. He realized modern-day leather workers use a similar tool for waterproofing animal hides, and suggests that Neanderthals used it in much the same way—a creative response by Neanderthals to the wet and cold of Ice Age Europe.


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