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Neanderthals wore makeup

When you think of Neanderthals, most picture ugly, stupid beings. But, new findings have now suggested that they were probably the original metrosexual as they did their best to make themselves look quite presentable by wearing make-up 50,000 years ago.

world Updated: Jan 12, 2010 00:43 IST

When you think of Neanderthals, most picture ugly, stupid beings. But, new findings have now suggested that they were probably the original metrosexual as they did their best to make themselves look quite presentable by wearing make-up 50,000 years ago.

British archaeologists claim to have found evidence that Neanderthal men experimented with cosmetics 50,000 years ago, a discovery which proves the human subspecies weren’t the “half-wits” people assume but they were very much capable of symbolic thinking, the Daily Mail reported.

Professor Joao Zilhao, who led a team at Bristol University, said the find shot down “the view of Neanderthals as half-wits”.