Neanderthals Used Fire to Perfect Hardwood Tools 170,000 Years Ago

No bones except for elephants, other meals were found in Poggetti Vecchi, Tuscany, but Neanderthals were the only hominins proven to be in Europe at the time, archaeologists tell Haaretz

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Burned film on the handle end of a 170,000-year old Neanderthal digging stick, found among straight-tusked elephant bones at Poggetti Vecchi, Tuscany
Burned film on the handle end of a 170,000-year old Neanderthal digging stick, found among straight-tusked elephant bones at Poggetti Vecchi, TuscanyCredit: PNAS
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Charring was discovered on 170,000-year old Neanderthal digging sticks, found among straight-tusked elephant bones at Poggetti Vecchi, Tuscany.Credit: PNAS

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