Neanderthal Remains Indicate More Variety Than Thought

June 19, 2014 9:21 PM

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Neanderthal Remains Indicate More Variety Than Thought

Researcher have discovered a collection of early Neanderthal bones. Analysis of intact skulls indicate that these cousins to human ancestry were far more varied and "beautifully unique" than originally assumed.

Seventeen Neanderthal skulls were discovered in Spain's Sima de los Huesos cave. The location's name appropriately translates to "pit of bones" and proved home to a cache of remarkably well-preserved Neanderthal remains estimated to be about 430,000 years old, according to a study recently published...

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