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Old May 25, 2016, 03:29 PM
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175,000 Years Ago Today

More or less, give or take 10,000 years, Neanderthals built walls out of stalactites and stalagmites in a cave. Then they had a party!
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They painted magnificent cave paintings. They mastered fire and used tools. And now we know they constructed complex buildings deep within subterranean caves, and they did it more than 175,000 years ago. No, we're not talking about early humans. Neanderthals did all this.

A team of archaeologists led by Jacques Jaubert at the University of Bordeaux, in France has just completed an archaeological examination of a mysterious find: the rubble of two ancient Neanderthal-made buildings meticulously crafted from stalagmites. The site is located 1,000 feet into a dark, twisting cave 30 miles outside what is now Toulouse in southwestern France. The discovery is the first of its kind and, the researchers say, radically alters the understanding of Neanderthal culture. Jaubert's team outlines their exploration today in a paper in the journal Nature.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/scie...000-years-ago/

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Old May 25, 2016, 04:10 PM
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Everyone on LTUP knows this (like global warming) is pseudo-science B.S. as the Earth can't possibly more than 6000 years old...
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Hmm, I read years ago that one of the things that separated humans from neanderthals was art, that they supposedly did not make any kind of artwork not even simple jewelry.
Another expert opinion down the drain.
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wow they stacked some rocks into two small circles.... must have taken a couple of them a few hours...

These people had larger brain volume than our branch of humans... who is it that is so surprised they could do "stuff"..?
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What I would like to understand is how they lite their way in and out for a 1,000 feet. Did they stack unlit torches at various intervals? Make a long rope? Maybe just fires at every turn.
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What I would like to understand is how they lite their way in and out for a 1,000 feet. Did they stack unlit torches at various intervals? Make a long rope? Maybe just fires at every turn.
Just got back from a Colorado vacation where we went on a natural cave tour and also visited an old gold mine 1000' down, and I can tell you when they turned off the lights it's like complete absolute blackness and after a few short minutes a bit disorenting, it's as black as black can be, you can't see ANYTHING, even your hand in front of your face. These ancient people must have had some light source and or as you suggest a rope of sorts to follow if the flame went out, without such you would be doomed.
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Just got back from a Colorado vacation where we went on a natural cave tour and also visited an old gold mine 1000' down, and I can tell you when they turned off the lights it's like complete absolute blackness and after a few short minutes a bit disorenting, it's as black as black can be, you can't see ANYTHING, even your hand in front of your face. These ancient people must have had some light source and or as you suggest a rope of sorts to follow if the flame went out, without such you would be doomed.
Yes, I did spelunking in my youth and the darkness is absolute.

There are six identified structures in the room:
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Neanderthal parties must have ROCKED!!







and NO, I am NOT sorry for that pun.
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wow they stacked some rocks into two small circles.... must have taken a couple of them a few hours...

These people had larger brain volume than our branch of humans... who is it that is so surprised they could do "stuff"..?
Brain volume is not an indication of being able to do 'stuff'.
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Neanderthal parties must have ROCKED!!







and NO, I am NOT sorry for that pun.
Probably not. As I understand it, experts believe they just sat around and got stoned.



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Probably not. As I understand it, experts believe they just sat around and got stoned.



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Weird. On the other side of the world, a guy cut up a stalagmite and reconstructed 175,000 years of climate. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/14...comms4805.html
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Weird. On the other side of the world, a guy cut up a stalagmite and reconstructed 175,000 years of climate. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/14...comms4805.html
That settles it ...global warming is a fraud
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I think it was Satan placing the stalagmites in that cave to fool us into believing in evolution. If they keep looking they also might find the fossils of the talking snake from the garden of Eden. Satan is crafty like that
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