Like Humans, Neanderthals Buried Dead And Cared For Elderly
A 13-year study provides evidence that Neaderthals not only buried their dead with purpose but also cared for their elderly.By Laura Heck | December 17, 2013
It's another grave scientific discovery — but this time in a good way.
An international team of scientists found new evidence that Neanderthals cared for their elderly and dead by intentionally burying bodies — an important sign of development and community for our much, much older cousins. (Via LiveScience)
The scientists spent 13 years reexamining caves in southern France. Since 1908, evidence from those caves suggested Neanderthals buried their dead, but modern scientists began questioning those claims.