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Re: Shockingly old Neanderthal probably-religious site studied
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 09:28:23 pm »
Quote from: Darkhawk;201218
This is amazing stuff.

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/the-astonishing-age-of-a-neanderthal-cave-construction-site/484070/


Yes - very interesting!  I find it hard to imagine a practical reason for the two circles, so some kind of ritual use seems likely to me.  It also makes me think of how important the symbol of the 'Underworld' is to some religions; . . . and of the fact that ". . . most Europeans and Asians have between 1 to 2 percent Neanderthal DNA. "  https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/neanderthal/
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