A delve with 35 animal skulls reveals the “magical” rituals of Neanderthals :
Some 70,000 years ago, in the Lozoya Valley, north of Madrid, Neanderthals deposited the craniums and cornucopias of huge creatures like bison, wild bulls, deer, rhinos. They took out their smarts, to eat them, taking care not to damage the antlers. They took the remains to the delve, , lit a small fire and also covered them with gravestone crossbeams’. Up to 35 heads have been set up on a ground position two measures deep, meaning this was a tradition that went on for “ times, decades, centuries, indeed glories. ” According to Arsuaga, nothing like this has been set up anywhere differently in the world.
Neanderthals were the genuine mortal species from Europe, where they lived for 400,000 years. They’re also the closest hominids in elaboration to our species, Homo sapiens, firstly from Africa. Both species were set up in Eurasia and had coitus and children for thousands of times, leaving a sprinkling of barbarous DNA in all living people outside of Africa.For unknown reasons, Neanderthals became extinct around 40,000 years ago, and sapiens came the last mortal species on Earth. In recent times, a growing collection of discoveries has corroborated the idea that Neanderthals were able of actions just as mortal as ours.
The new discovery has been made in the Des – Cubierta delve , one of the excavation areas of the barbarous spots of Pinilla del Valle, an hour and a half by auto from the capital; and is published in the technical journal Nature Human Behavior.
The researchers justify their position in that they’ve not set up other beast bones other than craniums with their cornucopias saved. There are no traces of Neanderthals boarding there, nor that they did the typical effects humans of the time did light big hearthstones for cuisine( there are only veritably small fires in the delve), sculpt large gravestone tools, tan skins. slightly 20 measures from Des- cubierta, there’s another point where there are all these effects. Its age is about 50,000 years. For the authors of the study, this can not be a casual accumulation of remains, but strong evidence that Neanderthals created symbols and places of deification, just like ultra modern humans do.