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A Neanderthal Burial

Clip: Season 40 Episode 2 | 2m 16s

Until recently, scientists have encountered scant evidence of Neanderthal ritual or religious practice. A new discovery, though, suggests that Neanderthals—much like today’s bear hunters—ceremoniously cut off panther paws and kept them as trophies.

Aired: 01/10/13

Rating: NR

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