New cave fossils have revived the debate over Neandertal burials

Part of an adult Neandertal’s skeleton was found in a manner that suggests intentional burial

Neandertal fossils in Shanidar Cave

Newly discovered Neandertal fossils in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Shanidar Cave, including this rib cage, support a controversial claim that Neandertals intentionally buried some of their dead, researchers say.

Graeme Barker

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