Neanderthals Built Cave Rings 176500 Years Ago

Posted: May 26 2016, 5:19am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Neanderthals Built Cave Rings 176500 Years Ago
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  • Artistic Neanderthal Man constructed Enigmatic Cave Formations

According to the latest evidence which has been unearthed, Neanderthal Man constructed enigmatic cave formations which were in the shape of rings.

Neanderthal Man was a versatile form of a primitive ancestor of modern man. He painted on the walls of caves. He used fire to cook his food and carved implements to use in the hunt.

However, now new knowledge has been unearthed which points towards Neanderthal Man making buildings within the caves he dwelt in. This was 176,500 years ago in prehistoric times. A team of researchers looked into the matter and they came up with stuff that genuinely supported this thesis.

The remains of two constructions within caves made by Neanderthals have come to light. These had been scrupulously formed from stalagmites. The location of this wonderwork is 1000 feet inside a cave 30 miles away from Toulouse, France.

This study, published in the journal Nature, will aid us in piecing together our incomplete knowledge of Neanderthal Man. The study was published in a journal. Since way back than, Neanderthals were the only dwellers in Western Europe, this study accurately depicts the lifestyle of these species of early man.

The findings also show that Neanderthals were curious about subterranean channels. Over 400 stalagmites were discovered by the scientists. They had been formed into building blocks in order to lend structure to the walls of the cave. T

he ring-like structure that had been constructed was 7 feet in diameter. The second one is a tad bit elliptical and 22 to 15 feet in diameter. These rings were baked by fire, which was used by Neanderthals in their cooking activities.

Yet the mystery remains that what exactly were the Neanderthals building inside this cave. It could have been anything. For now though it remains a conundrum that has not been resolved.

Whatever the rings may have been used for, the cave formations are a wonderful work of art and architecture. Just gazing at them lends us a glimpse into our prehistoric past.

Nobody had thought until now that Neanderthal Man might have been capable of such handiwork. It was definitely a collective effort that bore fruit. Social skills were employed and an organized drive saw to it that these ring-like structures got constructed in the end. It was more like a project of sorts.

This proves that Neanderthals were not dumb by any means. In fact, they were probably quite intelligent and way ahead of the times in which they lived.

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