Neanderthal relative skulls unearthed in Spain throw light on human evolution

June 20, 2014 2:12 AM

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Neanderthal-like skulls collected from northern Spain are revealing new information about the prehistoric hominins. A total of 17 skulls of the long-extinct species were unearthed in the same location, which also offered up three similar artifacts 21 years ago.

Sima de los Huesos (Pit of the Bones) in the Atapuerca hill, located in northern Spain was the site of the discoveries. This area is extremely difficult to access, and researchers spent two decades searching for fossils. They would then bring fragments back to their laboratory, were the scientists p...

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