Neanderthals May Have Created Eagle Talon Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

March 12, 2015 10:47 AM

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Humans aren't the only species that appreciate jewelry. It turns out that Neanderthals may have also worn these decorations.

In this case, the researchers found eight mostly-complete white-tailed eagle talons from the Krapina Neanderthal site in present-day Croatia. The talons date to about 130,000 years ago. Interestingly, four of the talons bear multiple edge-smoothed cut marks, and eight show polishing facets or abrasi...

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