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A tiny tot from 45,000 years ago. The majority of Neanderthal bones found are small children. A testament to the fact that life was hard during the last ice age. Perhaps children born in the dead of winter never made it. There have been baby Neanderthal bones found in caves amongst the refuse piles suggesting infanticide as well.
Redheaded mummy from Sungir, Russia found in houses constructed out of mammoth bones and hide. Southern Russia, between 30,000 and 20,000 BC.
Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain (Atapuerca). New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our early relatives. The bones were first thought to belong to European Neanderthals, but analysis showed they are genetically closer to the Siberian Denisovans.
A New View of Evolution by sciencemag: This is a 1.77-million-year-old complete adult skull (braincase volume: 546 cubic centimeters) of early Homo from the site of Dmanisi, Georgia. Together with the fossilized bones of four additional individuals discovered in close proximity, the skull indicates that populations of early Homo comprised a wider range of morphological variation than traditionally assumed, which implies a single evolving lineage... #Science #Human_Evolution
Skull Cathedral in Otranto. In 1480AD, Muslim invaders martyred 800 residents of the town of Otranto, Italy. Their remains were taken to the cathedral and the bones were arranged behind the altar as testament to their faith.
An ancient ceremonial site the size of Stonehenge has been discovered on the North Downs. The exact purpose of the site - a neolithic “henge” near Hollingbourne - remains shrouded in mystery, but a large amount of burnt bone and pottery uncovered suggest it was used in a ritual capacity for almost 2000 years, as far back as 2500BC, the end of the Stone Age.