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El Sidrón Neanderthal Bones

Looking at these bones can be a bit unsettling, and not just because they’re remnants of an extinct species of archaic humans. What’s most disturbing about these Neanderthal bone fragments is that they belonged to individuals who were the victim of cannibalism.

The remains of a dozen individuals were found in El Sidrón, a cave. Their discovery wasn’t a huge surprise—Asturias is, after all, a region rich with hints of Neanderthal’s presence. What was a surprise, however, was the realization that these long-dead individuals had likely been cannibalized.


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