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Siberian Neanderthals were intrepid nomads

January 29, 2020 - General

A new study, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that Neanderthals made an intercontinental trek of more than 3000 km to reach Siberia’s Altai Mountains, equipped with a distinctive toolkit used to kill and butcher bison and horses.

Excavation work in Chagyrskaya Cave
[Credit: Richard Roberts]Neanderthals are our nearest evolutionary cousins and survived until around 40,000 years ago…

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