October 20, 2017

Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods

Skeleton of the Neanderthal boy recovered from the El SidrĂ³n cave (Asturias, Spain).

The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens.

(Image credit: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC)

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