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Neandertalerne var de første, der gjorde boligen til et hjem

Stenalderfolket hyggede sig indendørs med bål og gæster.

Udviklingen af hjemmet kan være sket som en nødvendighed, fordi det Europa, som neandertalerne levede i fra for 500.000 år siden, var meget koldere end i dag. Illustration: Reuters In this photo provided by Antonio Rosas, Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC, shows work in the Tunnel of Bones cave, where 12 Neanderthal specimens dating around 49, 000 years ago have been recovered. Scientists got a sneak peek into the kitchen and medicine cabinets of three Neanderthals by examining the DNA of the stuff stuck on and between their teeth. What they found smashes a common meaty misconception of the caveman diet and hints that one sickly Neanderthal had found what may be primitive versions of penicillin and aspirin to help him with his pain. (Antonio Rosas/Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC via AP) This picture provided by the American Museum of Natural History shows a mural depicting Neanderthal life that hasn't been displayed in decades at the museum in New York. "The Neanderthal Flint Workers, " which depicts early human ancestors, is being reinstalled Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Artist Charles Knight completed the 12-feet wide and 8-feet high mural in 1926 for the Hall of the Age of Man, and it was displayed until the 1960s. (AP Photo/American Museum of Natural History)

Hvis Matt Pope, arkæolog ved University College London i Storbritannien, stod i en dal, hvor der aldrig havde været et menneske før, ville han kunne pege på det sted, hvor neandertalerne ville have bygget deres hjem...

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