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Found the oldest Neanderthal wooden tools in the Iberian Peninsula
Phys dot org ^ | April 4, 2018 | Centro Nacional de Investigacion sobre la Evolucion Humana

Posted on 04/06/2018 4:46:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archaeological excavations at the Aranbaltza site in the Basque Country coast (Northern Spain) have revealed several episodes of neandertal occupations with preserved wooden remains... In 2015, the excavation revealed two very well preserved wooden tools, one of which is a 15 cm-long digging stick... The detailed analysis of this tool and the luminescence dating of the sediment that bears the wooden remains indicate that the objects were deposited around 90,000 years ago, and thus were made by neandertals. The Micro-CT analysis and a close examination of the surface have shown that a yew trunk was cut longitudinally into two halves. One of this halves was scraped with a stone tool and treated with fire to harden it and to facilitate the scraping to obtain a pointed morphology. Use-wear analysis revealed that it was used for digging in search of food, flint, or simply to make holes in the ground. The preservation of wooden tools associated with neandertals is very rare because wood degrades very quickly. Only in very specific environments, like the waterlogged sediments from Aranbaltza, it has been possible to find evidence of wooden technology. As it was suggested by indirect evidence, this type of technology was relevant in neandertal daily life... findings like the one from Aranbaltza are crucial to investigate the neandertal technology and use of wood. The archaeological project at Aranbaltza started in 2013 to investigate the last neandertals from Western Europe, who were responsible of the Chatelperronian culture. The ongoing excavations have revealed different neandertal occupation events spanning from 100 to 44,000 years. This makes of Aranbaltza an exceptional site to investigate neandertal evolution and behavioral variability.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: chatelperronian; godsgravesglyphs; iberianpeninsula; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; spain
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Credit: Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana

1 posted on 04/06/2018 4:46:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

2 posted on 04/06/2018 4:47:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hey, could be my ancestors! I trace my lineage to Santander, España...


3 posted on 04/06/2018 4:51:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wireless headphones?


4 posted on 04/06/2018 4:53:02 AM PDT by Leep (Make The Swamp Small Again!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The Micro-CT analysis and a close examination of the surface have shown that a yew trunk was cut longitudinally into two halves.”

Hard to do with tools made of wood or stone.


5 posted on 04/06/2018 5:03:39 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: SunkenCiv

The author must mean Spain.


6 posted on 04/06/2018 5:15:09 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: COBOL2Java
I love Santander's covers of "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman". ;^)
7 posted on 04/06/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
occupation events spanning from 100 to 44,000 years.

They may still walk among us....

8 posted on 04/06/2018 6:09:17 AM PDT by super7man (Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did I read that correctly, they found the oldest democrat tools on some peninsula?

Considering few of them actually work, what would they be doing with tools?


9 posted on 04/06/2018 6:18:42 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: SunkenCiv

Heh!


10 posted on 04/06/2018 6:28:11 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: redfreedom
Did I read that correctly, they found the oldest democrat tools on some peninsula?

We've got some democrat tools on Capitol Hill!


11 posted on 04/06/2018 6:30:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: COBOL2Java

I thought these were the lizards spying on Iran. Maybe just a turtle and a snake.


12 posted on 04/06/2018 6:38:05 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Washinton DC, District of Corruption proven daily)
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To: SunkenCiv
... the sediment that bears the wooden remains indicate that the objects were deposited around 90,000 years ago, and thus were made by neandertals.


13 posted on 04/06/2018 6:49:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: PAR35

I think they mean ‘split,’ not ‘cut’. That’s why they also show signs of having been smoothed by sharp stones. I would bet Neanderthals didn’t like splinters any more than we do.


14 posted on 04/06/2018 7:28:25 AM PDT by pierrem15 ("Massacrez-les, car le seigneur connait les siens")
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To: SunkenCiv

Send them to England. With knife bans,
these tools are modern again.


15 posted on 04/06/2018 1:07:58 PM PDT by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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To: SunkenCiv

Original Craftsman tools.
They can be turned in at Sears if Sears is not extinct for some new antlers.


16 posted on 04/06/2018 2:48:14 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: pierrem15

I’m picturing a Neanderthal with a bandsaw in the back room of his cave.


17 posted on 04/06/2018 3:36:08 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SunkenCiv; Red Badger
Hmmmmm?

400,000 Year Old Spears Found In A German Coal Mine!

"That early man hunted big game is supported by the recent discovery of a fossilized rhinoceros shoulder blade with a projectile wound at Boxgrove, England, dated to 500,000 years ago."

18 posted on 04/06/2018 3:51:58 PM PDT by blam
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To: super7man
"They may still walk among us.... "

You are correct. We are the Neanderthals.

Every feature used to describe Neanderthals can be found amoungst us today. The Australian Aboriginies have brow ridges more severe than did the Neanderthals.

The Neanderthal Theory

19 posted on 04/06/2018 3:57:12 PM PDT by blam
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To: Red Badger; All

People frequently show this face at comments. Who is he and what does he represent that people keep showing his face?


20 posted on 04/07/2018 3:27:03 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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