Monday, January 6, 2020

Neanderthal Toolmakers And Architects

The exhibit on Neanderthals examined their techniques on toolmaking, including specific pieces in display cases.


A small replica you could touch fascinated me: an enclosure of mammoth bones found in Moldova in 1928. It would be a formidable defensive structure and an unusual place to call a home.


This is a reconstruction of a Neanderthal cave habitat, based on a Spanish site that was inhabited 56 000 years ago.

24 comments:

  1. We always think that we were the first to invent something and then we realize that it had been done thousands of years ago !

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  2. They were already wonderfully intelligent and handy.
    I visited the cave of Lascaux and a view other sites during holidays in the region Dordogne in France.

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  3. Boy am I glad tools have evolved. :-)

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  4. ...every society has its own architects!

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  5. I love learning about other cultures and times.

    Janis GDP

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  6. Hello, what a cool exhibit. The model of the cave habitat is interesting. Happy Monday, wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  7. Thank you for educating me. I am glad you visit so many museums. :-)

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  8. It is sad that they have disappeared.

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  9. I like this kind of learning. I wonder if in the future people will view remnants of our civilization and wonder what it was like way back then. (Sometimes I wonder if “civilization” is even an accurate word for us right now.... at least for our country. Yours seems to be doing better.)

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  10. Such an interesting exhibit. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. @Iris: definitely.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Gattina: that's true.

    @Jan: I found this fascinating.

    @Revrunner: true!

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Janis: as do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @DJan: me too.

    @RedPat: what would the world be like with them still here?

    @Sallie: that is true.

    @Marie: you're welcome.

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  12. I find it amazing to learn what people were able to do back then.

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  13. Thanks for another fascinating exhibit. I always enjoy your photos.

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  14. Fascinating, indeed ~ very informative ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. @Marleen: me too.

    @MB: indeed.

    @Denise: thanks.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Kay: it was.

    @Jeanie: definitely.

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  16. A fascinating exhibit, William !

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  17. The enclosure made from mammoth bones is fascinating:)

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  18. I know others have also used this word …
    Fascinating …
    Another good post, thank you William.

    All the best Jan

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  19. A mammoth fort!! Cool and impressive!

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