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Scientists discover Neanderthal skeleton that hints at flower burial | Science

The remains of the skeleton discovered.

A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave, already famous for fossils of these cousins of our species, is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead – and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said they had discovered the well-preserved upper body skeleton …

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Newly Discovered Neanderthal Skeleton Hints at Intentional ‘Flower Burial’

Newly Discovered Neanderthal Skeleton Hints at Intentional 'Flower Burial'

The flattened skull of the new Neanderthal remainsPhoto: Graeme Barker New excavations at a well-known Neanderthal site have revealed a previously undiscovered Neanderthal skeleton, along with more evidence that these extinct hominins may have had “flower burials” for their dead.
 In the 1950s, archaeologist Ralph Solecki uncovered Neanderthal remains and …

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A Stunning Neanderthal Skeleton Was Just Unearthed at a Famous Burial Site

A Stunning Neanderthal Skeleton Was Just Unearthed at a Famous Burial Site

One of the most important archaeological sites for our understanding of Neanderthals is still disgorging its secrets. A new skeleton has been found in Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan, and it’s helping reveal how the Neanderthals dealt with their dead.   Shanidar Cave is famous for what is known as …

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Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Ancient Native American burial site blasted for Trump border wall construction

Red-lettered signs warning of “BLASTING” began appearing over the past week at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a remote desert region in southwestern Arizona bordered by Mexico to the south and a Native American reservation to the east. Crews have been blasting the hillside while excavators and backhoes clear a …

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