Beta Test: Neanderthals knew how to keep a tidy house, finds new research

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(Photo: Courtesy of CU Denver)
<p>Archeologists dig away at a site in northwest Italy where they found evidence of how Neanderthals organized their homes.</p>

Photo: Neanderthal caveArcheologists have uncovered new research that suggests Neanderthals were a lot more like humans than previously thought.

During a dig in northwest Italy, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver found evidence that Neanderthals divided their caves into separate spaces for activities, like tool-making, butchering and sleeping.

The story is part of the new Colorado Matters series Beta Test, which covers new research coming out of Colorado's labs, universities and private companies.