This New Discovery Provides Advanced Insight Of Neanderthal Life

Helene Moncel in April 2020 shows a Neanderthal excavation site in Abri du Maras France where researchers said they found the oldest known manufactured fiber. The specimen is a quarter-inch-long made of 3 bundles of tree-ba

Helene Moncel in April 2020 shows a Neanderthal excavation site in Abri du Maras France where researchers said they found the oldest known manufactured fiber. The specimen is a quarter-inch-long made of 3 bundles of tree-ba

The string dates to an occupation by Neanderthals at the Abri du Maras archeological site in southeastern France, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Avignon, between 42,000 and 52,000 years ago, where they apparently hunted reindeer during seasonal migrations.

"Fiber technology is very similar to language", he explains.

A recent report from Scientific Reports talks about the discovery of the oldest fiber technology that used natural fibers to create yarn. Twisted bark fibers have been discovered earlier than, however, they weren't sufficient to point out conclusively that Neanderthals used string. He recently informed the news channels that they believed that Neanderthals made string & rope. With the new discovery, fiber technology was added to the skills of this extinct species. In a research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Papers, the incredible finding that the scientists came through was announced.

"Added to recent evidence of birch bark tar, art, and shell beads, the idea that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans is becoming increasingly untenable".

"The cord is an example of an infinite use of finite means", Hardy says. The archaeologist thinks that fiber technology is similar to language in this respect, stating that when a group starts bending the fiber, it can produce yarn first and finally reach the rope and more.

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Saying that we can not derive words without sound, we can not form sentences without words, Hardy notes that the cognitive skills required to make twine and rope are similar to those in the production of the language, and that this is an indication of the cognitive skills of Neanderthals.

Prior to this finding, the oldest-known fibre fragments were found at the Ohalo II site near the Sea of Galilee in Israel and are believed to date back around 19,000 years. Neanderthals twisted three bundles of fibers together counterclockwise, and then twisted these bundles together clockwise to make the string.

"Given the ongoing revelations of Neanderthal art and technology, it is hard to see how we can regard Neanderthals as anything other than the cognitive equals of modern humans", according to the study. The string was found attached to a 60-millimeter-long stone tool.

"Strings and rope can be used in many ways: Tying tools onto a haft, snares, bags, nets, et cetera". Microscopic examinations revealed that the string was made from cellulose.

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