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Shanidar IV, a Neanderthal Flower Burial in Northern Iraq

Ralph S. Solecki
Science
New Series, Vol. 190, No. 4217 (Nov. 28, 1975), pp. 880-881
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1741776
Page Count: 2

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Topics: Neanderthals, Flowers, Pollen, Bones, Plants, Caves, Food crops, Livestock farms, Skeleton, Soil samples
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Abstract

The discovery of pollen clusters of different kinds of flowers in the grave of one of the Neanderthals. No. IV, at Shanidar cave, Iraq, furthers our acceptance of the Neanderthals in our line of evolution. It suggests that, although the body was archaic, the spirit was modern.

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