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Author: Harold Dibble

Learning More About Neandertals: A Newly Discovered Tool Piques Curiosity

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By: Harold Dibble

From about 250,000 to 35,000 years ago, during the Middle Paleolithic, or Mousterian, period, Neandertals lived in Western Europe. Although we occasionally find bits of their skeletal remains, our most common source of evidence is the stone tools they made. During the past 150 years of Paleolithic research, we have classified about 100 different types of tools, represented in different percentages at different sites. New archaeological […]