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Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites

February 18, 2020 - General

The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Neanderthal skull, flattened by thousands of years of sediment and rock fall,
in situ in Shanidar Cave, Iraqi Kurdistan [Credit: Graeme Barker]Researchers say the new find offers an unparalleled opportunity…

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