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Neanderthals hunted and ate wild pigeons

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

Neanderthals had the brains and guile to catch and eat birds, a skill many had assumed was beyond them. Bones found in Gibraltar suggest Neanderthals hunted wild pigeons, possibly by climbing steep cliffs to reach their nests.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:13 PM

I thought the "brutish" Neanderthal was laid to rest forty years ago.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:32 PM

I thought Neanderthals had brains as large and complex as modern humans, they fashioned tools, held burial rituals and if we are to believe current research bred with humans. i don't think putting pigeon on the menu would have been beyond them.

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