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A Neanderthal Burial

Scientists think a posed body alongside a panther paw are evidence of Neanderthal rites.
Publish Date: Topic: EvolutionEvolutionNova

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.

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