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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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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08