Neanderthals Buried Their Elders, Showed More Compassion Than Believed

Researchers at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have determined that cavemen cared for their dead a lot more than previously believed, according to AFP.

The study is based on digs around the skeleton of an elderly Neanderthal man with no teeth, who was supposedly buried after he died.

 

A burial pit at La Chapelle-aux-Saints was first discovered back in 1908. It contained the remains of a man with spinal deformities, which helped give rise to the popular belief of the “dim-witted and hunched Neanderthal” according to AFP. 

 

Matt Mercuro