Neanderthal jewels on show in France from 11th April

From April 11th to 30th November, at the Grand Pressigny Museum of Prehistory in Tours, the temporary exhibition “Néandertal, Un mystère préhistorique” is an assemblage of extraordinary objects from 45,000 years ago, found in the caves of Europe. Alongside the full scale reconstruction of a hut found in the Mandrin Cave, for the first time ever on show together are replica and original eagle talons, supposedly used as ornaments, from Grotta di Fumane, Grotta del Rio Secco and other French sites.

More information at:

http://www.prehistoiregrandpressigny.fr/

Download a recent scientific article on the use of eagle talons at:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101278

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