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Neanderthal Superglue

This "superglue" suggests Neanderthals weren't as primitive as once thought.
Publish Date: Topic: EvolutionEvolutionNova

Neanderthals devised what is thought to be the world's first known industrial process. In this video, watch as NOVA attempts to recreate the Neanderthal technique of pitch extraction through a complex process known as dry distillation.

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