Exciting new Neanderthal finds in United Kingdom

Posted: September 13, 2009 in Archaeology, History
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At a current excavation in Kent’s cavern in Devon archaeologists have discovered a unique find from the Neanderthals. It is a 15 000 year old complete spearhead known as sagaie. It is made from reindeer antler.

The archaeologists are from University of Durham and the University of Sheffield and is trying to find out why and when the Neanderthals were extinct. They have also found bones from hyenas, wooly rhinos and other animals from the latest Ice Age. Before the excavation began a permission had to be granted from the government because Kent’s Cavern is the oldest human dwelling in Great Britain and is classed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Read the full article here

More research about the Neanderthals needs to be done and this seem to be a really exciting excavations which hopefully will result in new facts and theories about the Neanderthals. The old view of the Neanderthals was often that they were primitive and almost looking like apes. The view today is quite different. They used alot of things that the Homo Sapiens used, the Neanderthals were a bit shorter but more sturdy and probably stronger than the Homo Sapiens. With carbon dating they hopefully can date the site and bones to reveal more about the sometimes mysterious Neanderthals.

  1. JimmyBean says:

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    • loleth says:


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