Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too

March 30, 2020 - General

Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals were already feeding themselves regularly on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first robust evidence of this has been found by an international research team with the participation of the University of Gottingen during an excavation in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal.

Cracked-open and burnt fragments of pincers of the edible crab (cancer pagurus)
[Credit: Joao Zilhao]

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