Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate

A fresh haul of bones from the mysterious primitive man Homo naledi, dating to over a quarter-million years ago, have been found in the bowels of a South African cave.

The discovery of multiple bodies in an extremely hard-to-reach chamber within the cave system has reignited an academic squabble over whether this ancient hominin was deliberately interring its dead. Continue reading “Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate”

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The last Neanderthals may have died out much earlier than we thought

We used to think the Iberian Peninsula was the Neanderthals’ final stronghold. It appeared that our species somehow failed to find a way into the region until about 35,000 years ago, leaving the last remaining Neanderthal population untouched. But stone tools from a cave in southern Spain may now sink that idea once and for all. Continue reading “The last Neanderthals may have died out much earlier than we thought”

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