Is this the first evidence of a “man cave" or just a way to live close to the earth?
“Anthropologists have unearthed the remains of an apparent Neanderthal cave sleeping chamber, complete with a hearth and nearby grass beds that might have once been covered with animal fur…
…these hearth-side beds also likely served as sitting areas during waking hours for the Neanderthals.
‘In some way, they were used to make the area near the hearths more comfortable,’ he said, mentioning that artifacts collected from various other Neanderthal sites suggest the inhabitants prepared stone tools, cooked, ate and snoozed near warming fires.”
I bet they put their TVs in the sitting rooms.