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Were the Neanderthals That Empathetic? » Explorersweb


The 1960 discovery of Shanidar 4, a Neanderthal skeleton surrounded by flower pollen, reshaped modern perceptions of Neanderthals. Early research of the discovery suggested our evolutionary ancestors held funerals with floral tributes, meaning they held a spiritual view of death similar to our own. “Although the evidence was subsequently questioned, the story was spectacular enough that it is still found …

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