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Food Preparation and Hunting

Neanderthals Hunting a Wooly Rhino


Self Adornment

Compact colours: Sea shells containing brightly-coloured pigments are thought to have been used as makeup containers. One shell - a Spondylus gaederopus - contained residues of a reddish mass made of minerals lepidocrocite mixed with ground bits of hematite and pyrite. (


Social Interaction

Neanderthal Family Sitting around a Hearth Fire (Credit: Nikola Solic for Reuters/Corbis)


Symbolic Thought (Funeral Practices and Art)

The Shanidar IV Neanderthal Flower Burial


Withered Right Humerus Bone of Shanidar 1 Compared to Normal Left One

(Bone Image Credits: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution: Shanidar 1)


Tool Refinement

Figure 1: Levallois technology scheme.

Levallois technology scheme (From Bordes 1961b). The stages of manufacture of a Levallois core: 1, selection of an unretouched cobble; 2, removal of flakes around the periphery of the core; 3, removal of flakes from the main surface of the core, using the previous removals as platforms; 4, continuation of flaking in order to create a convex surface; 5, removal of the central flake; 6, the Levallois core and flake.

Source © 2012 Nature Education


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