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Neanderthals Wore Makeup

Turns Out Neanderthals Loved Their Powder and Paint Too

Apparently Neanderthals loved makeup as much as we do, so say archaeologists from England's Bristol University who recently unearthed some sea shells in Spain which housed some brightly-coloured pigments that would've been used for "cosmetic preparation."

Included was: a yellow-based foundation-type pigment and a red powder that had been mixed with a reflective black pigment. According to Professor Zilhao from the university, "This is the first secure evidence for their use of cosmetics. The use of these complex recipes is new. It's more than body painting."

Professor Zilhao is hoping that the discovery leads to the dispelling of the myth that Neanderthals are "half-wits."

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