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Heyes, P.J. (author), Anastasakis, K. (author), De Jong, W. (author), Van Hoesel, A. (author), Roebroeks, W. (author), Soressi, M. (author)
Several Mousterian sites in France have yielded large numbers of small black blocs. The usual interpretation is that these ‘manganese oxides’ were collected for their colouring properties and used in body decoration, potentially for symbolic expression. Neanderthals habitually used fire and if they needed black material for decoration, soot and...
journal article 2016