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Did Neanderthals believe in an afterlife?

Evidence for a likely 50,000-year-old Neanderthal burial ground that includes the remains of at least three individuals has been unearthed in Spain. The deceased appear to have been intentionally buried, with each Neanderthal's arms folded such that the hands were close to the head. Remains of otherFull story

Did Neanderthals Believe in an Afterlife?

Evidence for a likely 50,000-year-old Neanderthal burial ground that includes the remains of at least three individuals has been unearthed in Spain, according to a Quaternary International paper. Full story

Bites: Are food and wine pairings just so much poppycock?

Good heavens, even a Neanderthal knows that you’re supposed to pair a Malbec with a juicy Argentine steak, or a domestic Chardonnay with roast chicken, or a pinot noir with salmon, or a Muscadet with oysters.Right?Well, if a new survey is any indication, avid wine drinke … Full story

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3-D reconstruction of Neanderthal teeth
3-D reconstruction of Neanderthal teeth

A 3-D reconstruction of Neanderthal teeth.

Teeth from newly discovered Neanderthal infant
Teeth from newly discovered Neanderthal infant

Teeth from the newly discovered Neanderthal infant appear in this photo.

Neanderthal man reconstruction
Neanderthal man reconstruction

HALLE, GERMANY: TO GO WITH AFP STORY File picture taken 28 July 2004 shows a photographer taking pictures of the Neanderthal man ancestor's reconstruction, displayed in a show of the Prehistoric Museum in Halle, eastern Germany. Germany celebrates 2006 the 150 anniversary of the Neanderthal man's f

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Neanderthal bones were collected from four archaeological sites, marked with the approximate dates for the bones' age.

Researcher with ancient spears
Researcher with ancient spears

Duke University's Stephen Churchill holds a replica of a Neanderthal-type spear and a spear thrower and dart .

reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton
reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, are on display at the Museum of Natural History. New evidence uncovered in southwestern France suggests early humans may have butchered and dined on Neanderthals, using their teeth as jewelry that may have held symbolic