The Neanderthal sculpture garden

These mysterious structures have been found deep in a cave in France. But this cave has been sealed off for over 175,000 years… Since before modern humans came to Europe. Broken stalagmites have been carefully placed in strange piles and shapes. Some pieces have been blackened by fire. Built in the darkness, over 300 metres from the cave entrance, no-one knows what these constructions were for. But there’s only one species that could have built them… Neanderthals. We know that Neanderthals could use fire and make abstract markings. But these puzzling structures could imply an even more complex side of Neanderthal life.

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