At Gorham's Cave, paleontologist were surprised to find a series of deeply incised parallel and crisscrossing lines when they wiped away the dirt covering a bedrock surface. Resembling a modern day hashtag! The rock had been sealed under a layer of soil that was littered with Mousterian #stonetools (a style long linked to Neanderthals). Radiocarbon dating indicated that the soil layer was between 38,500 and 30,500 years old, suggesting the rock art buried underneath was created sometime before then. Despite a growing body of evidence suggesting Neanderthals may have been cognitively similar to us modern humans, some scientist argue that the #neanderthals were much different because they haven't left behind abstract art. It's unknown as if this was art or a symbol meaning a word. And very crude "art" if it were to be compared to Cromagnon cave paintings and their ivory hand carved Venuses. Neanderthals roamed Eurasia from around 200,000 to 30,000 years ago, when they went extinct due to resource competition with Cro-Magnon man. They are the closest known relatives of modern humans, and recent research has suggested that Neanderthals might have behaved more like us than previously thought: They buried their dead, they used pigments and feathers to decorate their bodies, and they may have even organized their caves. Can I get an unga-bunga?
For real though, Neanderthals may have been cognitively similar us.They had hyoid bones for talking and I personally don't think they were stupid. I see they had a lot of braun and could beat the average humans ass but were close to our intelligence Interestingly though the carbon-dating study of charcoal from hearths inside the cave suggested that Neanderthals might have survived there until 28,000 years ago but didn't they go extinct 40,000 years ago?