WATCH: Dr Emma Pomeroy @Newnham_College and Prof Graeme Barker @stjohnscam @Cambridge_Uni excavate 'Shanidar' Z', the first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years.— CambridgeArchaeology (@UCamArchaeology) February 18, 2020
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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.