mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably
built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient
cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously
thought, scientists say.
structures were made from hundreds of pillar-shaped mineral deposits,
called stalagmites, which were chopped to a similar length and laid out
in two oval patterns up to 40 centimeters (16 inches) inches high. They
were discovered by chance in 1990, after remaining untouched for tens of
thousands of years because a rockslide had closed the mouth of the cave at Bruniquel in southwest France.
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