Neanderthal teeth found in cave in Poland

Published on February 2nd, 2010 | by Admin


Three Neanderthal teeth have been found in a cave in Poland, making them the first Neanderthal remains to be found in the country.

Urbanowski said the teeth were unearthed in the Stajnia Cave, north of the Carpathian Mountains, along with flint tools and the bones of the woolly mammoth and the woolly rhinoceros, both extinct Ice Age species.

The researchers also found a hammer made of reindeer antler and bones of cave bears bearing cut marks, indicating they were eaten by the Neanderthals, Urbanowski said.

“The cave bears were big, dangerous animals and this supports the view the Neanderthals were really efficient hunters,” he said.

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