HNS Find Indicates Artistic Thought

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HNS Find Indicates Artistic Thought

Post by Minimalist » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:31 am

Neanderthal could do it, too. ... index.html

Neanderthals engraved a deer bone more than 50,000 years ago
CNN)A tiny piece of bone that once belonged to a giant Ice Age deer is changing how we think about Neanderthals.
Found in Einhornhöhle cave in northern Germany, the decorated deer phalanx, or toe bone, features an engraved geometric pattern and has been dated, using several techniques, to at least 51,000 years old.
It refreshes the debate over to what extent Neanderthals, the heavily built Stone Age hominins that disappeared about 40,000 years ago, were capable of artistic expression and symbolic thought and whether they developed these skills themselves or through interactions with early modern humans, who first arrived in Europe around this time.

"The phalanx from Einhornhöhle with its stacked offset chevrons represents one of the most complex cultural expressions in Neanderthals known so far," according to a study that published Monday in the journal Nature.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: HNS Find Indicates Artistic Thought

Post by circumspice » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:48 am

Nice article Min. Thanks for the link.
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