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Trilobites: Starting Fires to Unearth How Neanderthals Made Glue

Some 200,000 years ago, Neanderthals used tar to attach handles to tools and weapons. Archaeologists performed experiments to show how they could have made this adhesive.
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Neanderthal Glue: How Our Prehistoric Relatives Learned to Make Tar for Tools and Weapons

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How Neanderthals made the very first glue

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The world's oldest known glue was made by Neanderthals. But how did they make it 200,000 years ago? Leiden archaeologists have discovered three possible ways. The study is published in Scientific Reports.


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