By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Discovery: Neanderthal Symbolic Thought

Discovery: Neanderthal Symbolic Thought

Story Reference Date: 01/01/2018

It’s clear: neanderthals created art. The discovery of cave paintings in Spain, dated to over 64,000 years ago, marked a profound shift in our understanding of Neanderthals. This corrected the longstanding perception that Neanderthals lacked symbolic thought and artistic expression.

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