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Unformatted text preview: Made stone tools Living and dying at Shanidar Cave (NE Iraq) up to 100,000 years ago Large trench excavation by Ralph Soleki, 1950 Amid massive ave spalls in center of cave (earthquake zone 8.5 meters (over 40 feet) of Middle Paleolithic (Neanderthal) deposits Found: o 7 adults, 2 infants buried at Shanidar o Child burial, spring flower pollen found around head o Adult male 30-45 years old Fractured head Healed 8 th rib Buried flexed on right side with 10 medicinal plants such as cornflower Neanderthals o Active, indury pattern resembles a rodeo cowboy o Accomplished hunters and makers of stone tools o Weathered per0glacial environment o Lived in habitat that included cave bears September 9, 2011 o Musicians (flute of cave bear cub bine) o Compassionate and nurturing behaviors o Buried deceased infants and adults...
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