Neanderthals May Have Invented Jewelry

Yet another discovery suggests that Neanderthals were much more advanced than we give them credit for. According to research published in PLOS ONE, these hominids -- precursors of modern humans who were mostly lost, save for some interbreeding with our own ancestors -- might have created jewelry without the help or influence of the modern humans who take credit for the art. In fact, they may have had the skill and sophistication necessary to catch multiple eagles -- the most aggressive aerial predators of the day -- and fashion their talons into necklaces.

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