Neanderthals Give New Meaning to 'Clean Up Your Room'

They led tidy lives in their caves, archaeologists say. At least the Italian ones did.

Maybe your kids don't have Neanderthal genes after all: new findings indicate this alternative homo species kept a tidy cave, and confined messy activities such as cooking and tool-making to specific niches. Butchering animals they hunted was also kept separate, say archaeologists from the University of Colorado.