Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:01 AM
xchrom (97,486 posts)
Neanderthals used feathers as 'personal ornaments'
Ravens are among the birds whose remains are found at Neanderthal sites
Our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals were harvesting feathers from birds in order to use them as personal ornaments, a study suggests.
The authors say the result provides yet more evidence that Neanderthal thinking ability was similar to our own.
The analysis even suggests they had a preference for dark feathers, which they selected from birds of prey and corvids - such as ravens and rooks.
Details of the research appear in Plos One journal.
Our views of Neanderthals have come a long way since this representation was painted in 1909
La Lioness said I'm Princess Spice. So there.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:54 PM
OffWithTheirHeads (9,319 posts)
1. Neanderthal thinking ability was similar to our own...Republicans.
When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in excess body fat & carrying a misspelled sign.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:01 PM
jimlup (4,367 posts)
2. You've made a grave insult to
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Neanderthals ... as they say in the Geico commercial "your words are hateful and I won't be coming to the pancake super tomorrow."
They only call it class warfare when we fight back!