They say: Neanderthals were intelligent because a piece of 50,000 year old string was found?!?WTF!?!

At some point you would think caucasians would come to terms with their ancestors but this has YET to happen! Because you (allegedly) found a piece of string from a tree (you say) from 50,000 years ago Proves Neanderthals were intelligent. I think at best you guys are really reaching into the trick bag now!You guys are the ONLY ones who are STILL on this (where/who we come from)Trip! Just let it Goooooo!!!!! Sungod64

By Tom Metcalfe
What may be the world’s oldest piece of string, made by Neanderthal humans from bark about 50,000 years ago, has been unearthed in a rock shelter in France.

It’s a tiny fragment — just over two-tenths of an inch long — but its discoverers say it shows Neanderthals had extensive knowledge of the trees it was made from, and enough practical ability to make a string that would hold fast under tension.

Analysis of the discovery was first released Thursday in the science journal Scientific Reports.

It’s the first time that a string or a cord attributed to Neanderthals has been found – and it suggests they used other ancient technologies that have since rotted away, from basketry to clothing to fishing gear.

It also suggests that Neanderthals – the archetypal crude cavemen – were smarter than some people give them credit for.   Please…They got all their intelligence from ancient Africans,they kidnapped,raped and used our women for their own needs.Everything they know,they got from us! They didn’t invent anything,they were trying to survive.They needed help initially and forced (our)captive women to help them,this is how they lasted so long,we didn’t see them as a threat until they started capturing our women to breed with and other things. Sungod64

“This is just another piece of the puzzle that shows they really weren’t very different from us,” said palaeoanthropologist Bruce Hardy of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, who was part of the team that discovered the string.

Hardy spotted the string fragment attached to a small stone tool found at the Abri du Maras rock shelter in southeastern France, which was occupied by Neanderthals – Homo sapiens neanderthalensis – until about 40,000 years ago.

Before this, what’s thought to be the oldest string was found in Israel, and made by early modern humans – Homo sapiens– about 19,000 years ago.

The tool from France was a sharp-edged flint used for cutting, and the string could have tied it to a handle, Hardy said.

Only the fragment of the string was left – but enough to be looked at with an electron microscope: “This is the oldest direct evidence of string that we have,” he said.

Twisted bark fibers have been found before, but they weren’t enough to show conclusively that Neanderthals used string.
But the latest fibers were first twisted counterclockwise into single strands, and three strands were then twisted clockwise to form a string that wouldn’t unravel.

“This is the first time we found a piece with multiple fibers and two layers of twistings that tells us we have string,” Hardy said.

The fibers are thought to come from the inner bark of a conifer tree, which implies the string’s makers had a detailed knowledge of trees. “You can’t just get any old tree and get fiber from it, nor can you take the right kind of tree and get it at any time of year,” he said.

The three-ply structure also suggests the Neanderthals who made it had basic numeracy skills.

“They are showing a knowledge of pairs and sets of numbers,” Hardy said. “You have to understand these elements in order to create the structure – without that, you wouldn’t get a cord.     ”Really?!? You mean to tell me,being that smart they couldn’t figure out how to weave pants seeing the intelligence they displayed creating(STRING)this cord if this is what it really was. How the hell do You fools know it came from them? They stole everything else,so why couldn’t this be a piece of string/cord from and ancient Africans tool or garment?Hm?That’s what i thought. You have NO clue,you are just reaching for STRINGS so to speak. Sungod64

The discovery of the string fragment hints at a range of objects used by Neanderthals, such as wooden items, animal skins, fabrics and ropes.
Hardy hopes analysis of other Neanderthal finds will reveal fragments of more perishable technologies, such as basketry and weaving.

Not all scientists are convinced that the latest find shows conclusively that Neanderthals made string, however. Right because they know this is just another attempt at trying to apply intelligence to a brutal Beast,which is a conflict of interest. The other scientists are smart enough to know this is pure BS!

Andrew Sorensen, a Paleolithic archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, notes the fragment is extremely fine – about as thick as five sheets of paper – and may have been too thin to be useful.

Instead, the twisted bark fibers could result from rubbing them together to make tinder for a fire, or from scraping bark off the stone tool, he said.

“I’m a fan of Neanderthals being quite intelligent and being able to do a lot of kinds of things that [early modern humans] do,” he said. “I just don’t know if this is a home-run demonstrating this activity. I think/know he was just putting it nicely not to hurt anyone’s feelings! Sungod64

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/50-000-year-old-piece-string-hints-neanderthal-intelligence-scientists-n1179946

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