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Researchers: There is new evidence that Neanderthals buried their dead

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Burial of the dead suggests abstract reasoning, absent other explanations:

For the first time in Europe, however, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at the CNRS and the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (France) and the University of the Basque Country (Spain) (1) has demonstrated, using a variety of criteria, that a Neandertal child was buried, probably around 41,000 years ago, at the Ferrassie site (Dordogne). Their study is published in the journal Scientific Reports on 9th December 2020…

The researchers showed that the skeleton had been buried in a sedimentary layer which inclined to the west (the head, to the east, was higher than the pelvis), while the other stratigraphic layers of the site inclined to the north-east. The bones, which were relatively unscattered, had remained in their anatomical position. Their preservation, better than that of the bison and other herbivores found in the same stratum, indicates a rapid burial after death. Furthermore, the contents of this layer proved to be earlier than the surrounding sediment (2). Finally, a tiny bone, identified as human by the proteins and as Neandertal by its mitochondrial DNA, was directly dated using carbon-14. At around 41,000 years old, this makes it one of the most recent directly dated Neandertal remains.

This new information proves that the body of this two-year-old Neandertal child was purposefully deposited in a pit dug in a sedimentary layer around 41,000 years ago; however, further discoveries will be necessary to understand the chronology and geographical extension of Neandertal burial practices.

CNRS, “New evidence: Neanderthals buried their dead” at ScienceDaily

It’s getting harder to force that Neanderthal into the role of subhuman.

See also:

Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents


A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid. Why?

6 Replies to “Researchers: There is new evidence that Neanderthals buried their dead

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    mahuna says:

    Neanderthals were/are a long term development project funded by the NFL to produce superior Offensive Linemen…
    They wore jewelry. They buried their dead. They lived in extended families and hunted in packs. And anyone with other than brown eyes carries their genes.
    Neander-buddies are a WHOLE LOT cooler than homo habilis.
    I think Neanderthals are also the humans who domesticated dogs. How ya gonna NOT like a cousin who bred domesticated dogs from wild wolves?

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    ScuzzaMan says:

    Given the constant gerrymandering of the entire notion of what constitutes a species, there’s no (good) reason to take the materialists view of neanderthals.

    If they interbred with other humans and produced viable offspring then they were human.

    It’s all narrative crafting after that; weave in a bit of deep time, some hairier features, a bit of low-brow aggression and there you have it.

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    polistra says:

    A tiny bone, carefully buried with great labor.

    Obviously the primitive Neanderthals had not yet discovered the enlightened need for a cold and mechanistic abortion industry to supply the Efficient Market of wholesale and retail body part merchants for the sake of maximum Share Value. Fortunately we are enlightened and progressive now. We know that Share Value is the only God, and Bezos is its prophet. All hail Bezos!!!!!

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    Pearlman says:

    RCCF calibrates 41K, late The ice ages, to between 3850 +/- 100 YA so by or after the founding of Ur, after the initial founding of GBTepe. refernce the YeC creation science Moshe Emes series for Torah and science alignment .

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    EDTA says:

    >Neanderthals were/are a long term development project funded by the NFL to produce superior Offensive Linemen…

    Now _that_ I can believe.

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    AaronS1978 says:

    @ Polistra
    Whatever are you talking about we all know that Planned Parenthood is a Forthright and upstanding company who’s goals are for the betterment of humanity and women’s rights…………………..Give me a moment I have to go wash the bullshit out of my mouth I’m starting to choke.

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