Neanderthals and earliest and recent fossils
The oldest example of intentional burials is from 25,000 years ago, where
they are buried with riches, pearls, etc. with the body perfectly orientated
If Neanderthals were purposefully buried, then they would be the first
hominin to ever purposefully bury other members
Currently, we have remains of approximately 500 Neanderthal individuals;
this includes fragments and isolated teeth.
Duration of Neanderthals:
Neanderthals evolve from the European Homo heidelbergensis The skulls are very similar, but they are different enough to know they
are different species
However, it’s hard to decipher when H.