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especially at Drachenloch, in Switzerland, where a stone chest was discovered with a number of bear skulls stacked upon it. Neanderthals, who also inhabited the entrance of the cave, are believed to have built it. A massive stone slab covered the top of the structure. At the cave entrance, seven bear skulls were arranged with their muzzles facing the cave entrance, while deeper in the cave, a further six bear skulls were lodged in niches along the wall. Next to these remains were bundles of limb bones belonging to different bears. Consequently, it was at this site that the supposed symbol of the "Cult of the Cave Bear" was found. This consisted of the skull of a three-year-old bear pierced in the cheek by the leg-bone of younger bear. The arrangement of these bones of different bears are not believed to have happened by chance.
But it's always good to be reminded. There were some badass mammals around at that kinda time, like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyptodon
They were 4.5 - 7 feet high. Much more manageable as a pet.
Life would be better, that's what.
BEAR DOG. This is amazing.
(The pics on the wikipedia page were rubbish)
Best way in the world to confuse a 2 year old that I know of. 'So what does the woolly pig say???'