Neanderthal skull fragment dredged up from bottom of North Sea

Published on June 15th, 2009 | by Admin

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In the first find of it’s kind, a fragment from a Neanderthal man’s skull has been dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea. [thanks to my grandpa for the link!]

Scientists in Leiden, in the Netherlands, have unveiled the specimen – a fragment from the front of a skull belonging to a young adult male.

Analysis of chemical “isotopes” in the 30,000-60,000-year-old fossil suggest a carnivorous diet, matching results from other Neanderthal specimens.

The North Sea is one of the world’s richest areas for mammal fossils.

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