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World’s oldest string of yarn shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

by Katie Hunt, CNN

Archaeologists say they have found the world’s oldest string of yarn or cord, which our Neanderthal ancestors made by twisting together natural fibers.

Researchers said the find is the earliest known evidence of textile and cord making and suggests that Stone Age Neanderthals were perhaps much smarter than we thought.
 
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Neanderthal ‘skeleton’ is first found in a decade

by Paul Rincon, Science Editor, BBC News

Researchers have described the first “articulated” remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

An articulated skeleton is one where the bones are still arranged in their original positions.

The new specimen was uncovered at Shanidar Cave in Iraq and consists of the upper torso and crushed skull of a middle-aged to older adult.

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