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NEANDERTHALS WERE ANCIENT MARINERS. “Neanderthals may have beaten modern humans to the seas. Growin…

NEANDERTHALS WERE ANCIENT MARINERS. “Neanderthals may have beaten modern humans to the seas. Growing evidence suggests our extinct cousins criss-crossed the Mediterranean in boats from 100,000 years ago – though not everyone is convinced they weren’t just good swimmers.... Ferentinos thinks Neanderthals had a seafaring culture for tens of thousands of years. [...]
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