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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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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.
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