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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 08/24/2018 3:34:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

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.

In the Iberian Peninsula wooden tools associated to neandertals have been found only in the travertine from Abric Romaní (Catalonia), and in the rest of Europe only four sites (Clacton on Sea, Schöningen, Lehringen and Poggeti Vechi) have provided wooden tools associated to neandertals or pre-neandertals. Therefore, 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: aranbaltza; catalonia; chatelperronian; godsgravesglyphs; iberia; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals
Credit: Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana

Credit: Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana

1 posted on 08/24/2018 3:34:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]

2 posted on 08/24/2018 3:36:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neanderthal tools last 90,000 years, and my Harbor Freight grease gun bit the dust after a week.


3 posted on 08/24/2018 3:37:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SunkenCiv

So *that’s* where my ancestors left it! :0)


4 posted on 08/24/2018 3:39:08 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Trendy theory, wrong species)
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To: SunkenCiv

5 posted on 08/24/2018 3:39:15 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I -- a smelly sheep -- was told to "Make a mess." Game on.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Was it made in China?


6 posted on 08/24/2018 3:40:17 PM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman wn of America has bee)
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To: FES0844

Of course... and the Chinese national motto is “9000 miles is a long way to return ANYTHING.” ;)


7 posted on 08/24/2018 3:41:20 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SunkenCiv
In the Iberian Peninsula wooden tools associated to neandertals have been found only in the travertine from Abric Romaní (Catalonia)

Homage to Catalonia.

8 posted on 08/24/2018 3:58:30 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SunkenCiv

“Frayer’s own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons.”

You post that a lot. There must be some significance of which I am ignorant.

What’s the big deal about a link between the two?


9 posted on 08/24/2018 4:30:06 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I have a four or five year old socket set that has stood up to some real hard use.


10 posted on 08/24/2018 6:54:40 PM PDT by wally_bert (Terrific! Terrific? Harve Nyquist never ordered any radials.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That was back before Craftsman tools were made in China. And you know, the ones made in America are way better than the ones from Europe.
https://3c1703fe8d.site.internapcdn.net/newman/csz/news/800/2018/foundtheolde.jpg


11 posted on 08/24/2018 10:07:19 PM PDT by Honest Nigerian
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To: Honest Nigerian

:^)


12 posted on 08/25/2018 5:31:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: MUDDOG

Catalonia is what you say to a guy injured by a stampede.


13 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: dsc
I only post that in Neandertal topics -- the morphological links between living humans and Neandertal were unmistakable, and were not due to even older common ancestors. Over recent years, as the DNA technology has improved, there's no longer any way to credibly deny the link anyway. There are those who might deny it without credibility, though.

14 posted on 08/25/2018 5:44:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
400,000 Year Old German 7 Ft Long Spears!
15 posted on 08/25/2018 10:08:12 PM PDT by blam
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