Neandertals’ extensive seafood menu rivals that of ancient humans

Finds from a coastal cave in Portugal reveal repeated ocean foraging for this European hominid

Figueira Brava

Shellfish and other marine foods unearthed at Figueira Brava, a cave on Portugal’s coast, point to an extensive use of marine resources by Neandertals from around 106,000 to 86,000 years ago.

J. Zilhão et al/Science 2020

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