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Bone tools discovery explodes myth of unskilled Neanderthals

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It seems Neanderthal man was not such a dullard after all according to the latest excavations at a 40,000 year-old site in south-west France.

They have revealed bone tools used to work leather that, when shown to experts at luxury goods maker Hermes in Paris, were instantly recognised as lissoirs, slickers and burnishers. Their modern-day equivalents have hardly changed.