From Colin Barras at New Scientist:
Early modern humans dressed for ice age success – Neanderthals, not so much. An analysis of animal remains at prehistoric hominin sites across Europe suggests modern humans clad themselves in snug, fur-trimmed clothing, while Neanderthals probably opted for simple capes.
Even so, the finding suggests our extinct cousin was far more sophisticated than once thought.
Some researchers argue that Neanderthals didn’t bother with clothes at all, others that they dressed in much the same way as early members of our species. Mark Collard at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, and his colleagues think the truth lies somewhere in between.More.
A single find would overturn all this. See, for example, Neanderthal artwork found: “Academic bombshell” obliterates “lesser human” theory?
Must be August.
See also: Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents
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