The Smart Neanderthal

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Bird Catching, Cave Art & The Cognitive Revolution.

This is a book about Neanderthals and birds - the twin passions of the author. Were Neanderthals really the brutes that they have been made out to be, too slow to catch birds, lacking the skills and imagination of the modern humansthey lived beside in Europe? Far from it, says Clive Finlayson. Combining a deep understanding of the natural history of the world of the Neanderthals with exciting discoveries from the caves they occupied, he urges us to radically change our view of these early humans, whose genes still linger in most people today.

228 pages includes colour images