neanderthals-cooked-foodNEANDERTHALS may have a reputation for being primitive and messy but it appears they were also pretty handy in the kitchen. 

The excavation of a cave in Catalunya found that our distant relatives were actually quite inventive when it comes to cooking.

Found among hearths, a former neanderthal’s home has revealed that the extinct species boiled hot water for cooking purposes some 60,000 years ago.