Artistic Neanderthals

To date:

  • Five different musical instruments have been associated with Neanderthals including a cave bear-bone flute from Slovenia.
  • Discoveries of Neanderthal cave paintings have also been published, as well as small, carved figurines.
  • Often there exists uncertainty as to which art belongs to Cro-Magnons and/or Neanderthals.

Listen to Cave Bear Bone Flute replica.

Figure 8: Replica of the Neanderthal Cave-Bear-Bone flute


Neanderthal Culture