Woodworking Neanderthals

6 Nov 2011

At http://averyremoteperiodindeed.blogspot.com/2011/09/mousterian-wooden-sp... ... the Mousterian refers to Neanderthal stone culture - or stone tools found in the ground. A Neanderthal site in France has preserved organic features including a partly burn wooden implement. Until now the possibility of Neanderthals and Homo Erectus with wood working skills has rarely been mentioned - and is generally passed over. This find may change minds. Of course, wooden implements also lends credence to the idea that early humans might have built boats and moved around rivers and coasts.