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A flower in the grave: and so the Neanderthals buried their loved ones
The cave of Shanidar is an archaeological site in the Kurdikistan iraqi, a treasure trove of precious finds in the history of anthropology. It was half a century ago, when it gave up the remains of ten Neanderthals, thanks to the excavations carried out by Ralph Soleck . It is again the case today, with the discovery of the remains of a new, Neanderthal man. A single individual, which confirms once again as the image of the man crude and less advanced cousin the Neanderthal was wrong. Second, in fact, how to tell the researchers who have examined the finds in the cave of Shanidar that Neanderthals had been buried intentionally there. Maybe even with the deposition of flowers on the tombs.

That there might be some of the flowers on the graves of Neanderthals is a hypothesis already formulated by the time that the site where you made the new discovery is known as the "burial of flowers" (flower burial). It owes its name to the discovery of pollen in the vicinity of the skeletons brought to light in the excavations of the Fifties. A particular dilemma: if the Neanderthals had intentionally laid flowers on the corpses, this would have represented a clue on the existence of sophisticated funeral practices, telling much about the thought, behavior and culture of this population. Not so far from ours, to see well, at least under these aspects.
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