Neanderthals had 'distinct cultures': Ancient tool types show knowledge was passed down generations

August 19, 2013 6:02 PM

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Neanderthals had 'distinct cultures': Ancient tool types show knowledge was passed down generations

Neanderthals were more culturally complex than previously thought, according to scientists who have studied prehistoric handaxes.

The design of handaxes, the multipurpose tool used by Neanderthals primarily to prepare food, were passed down the generations and demonstrate social learning in different groups living in what is now modern Europe.

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