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Neanderthals Prove Crafty

It appears that Neanderthals created specialized tools before they met Homo sapiens.

RELATED TAGS: NEANDERTHALS, HUMAN ORIGINS
Today, leather workers for the luxury brand Hermès use a tool called a lissoir to transform animal hides into lustrous bags. It turns out the tool has a long history: About 51,000 years before the expensive Birkin bag, Neanderthals were crafting and using similar lissoirs to soften and waterproof skins.
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