Saturday, February 26, 2011

Neanderthal feather accessories

A Neanderthal burial site in Italy reveals hundreds of bird bones mixed in with those of our hominid cousins. The bones had the feathers scraped off, as though the Neanderthals had removed them on purpose - and the only plausible reason they would do that is to wear the feathers. It's more evidence that Neanderthals were just as cultured as own ancient ancestors.
The woman shown in the above artist's impression is wearing what looks like a fascinator

1 comment:

  1. That's wonderful. The more we study ancient humans, the farther back ornamentation goes, it appears.