Redheaded Neanderlady

Redheaded Neanderlady
This is a photoshopped version of something I found in National Geographic about the time I started researching

Monday, June 23, 2008

Neandertals were in Sussex

Ripped right from the headlines of the BBC, comes exciting news of a find of Neandertal-era tools. The tools come from a place called Beedon, which is in Sussex, England. It is not a "new" discovery, exactly; Beedon was first excavated in the early 1900's. Later, in about the 1930's, most of the tools excavated were simply thrown away, because somebody decided they were fakes. But a few were overlooked, and it is these that were being discussed. The archaeologist who supervised the new dig, was amazed at what he described as the "sophistication" of these tools. The pictures didn't show much, but according to the same archaeologist, there was at least one blade tool(yeah, as in a knife blade, though made of stone, not bone or metal. . . ). Anyway, it sounds a lot like the "Chatelperronian" tools in what is now France. Perhaps these regional rivalries began back then????
Anne G

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