Thursday, April 03, 2008

Let's edumacate ourselves! : Neanderthals

Bobbi Brown's got nuthin' on these earthy neutrals.

According to European archaeologist Francesco d'Errico, Neanderthals, hominids who inhabited the earth before modern humans took over, may have worn make-up:

. . . Neanderthals, who most likely had pale skin, used these dark pigments to mark their own as well as animal skins. And, since body art is a form of communication, this implies that the Neanderthals could speak, d'Errico says.

[. . .] The pigments were not just smeared onto the body like camouflage, d'Errico says, but fashioned into drawing tools.


Looks like they invented pencil liners too.


2 comments:

jojoba said...

man, that's one scary looking picture. grrr...

hugging my makeup...

Shryh said...

That's actually a picture of me before I put on makeup. :P