Little Neanderthal Decor

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver unexpectedly found that Neanderthals organized their living space much like modern humans.

    New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that our early ancestors had a knack for interior design that we didn’t expect.  From an excavation site in Italy, researchers discovered that Neanderthals didn’t just throw their stuff everywhere but observed a little cave “feng shui” if you will.  They divided their living space into different areas for different activities.  The top level was used for hunting and game prep.  The middle was the long-term base camp, so I guess that equates to a living room; while the bottom was a short-term base camp.  And for a little décor they used ochre possibly, which was a commonly used pigment for painting walls in some cultures.  Who knew Neanderthals were so sophisticated!