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Grisly discovery: Bones reveal Neanderthal child was eaten by large bird
foxnews.com ^ | 10/09/2018 | James Rogers

Posted on 10/09/2018 4:16:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Tiny holes in the bones indicate that they passed through a large bird’s digestive system, according to Professor Pawel Valde-Nowak of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. It’s not clear, however, whether the bird attacked and ate the young Neanderthal or scavenged the remains of a dead child.

Believed to be about 115,000 years old, the bones are the oldest human remains ever discovered in Poland.

Experts from the Jagiellonian University and Washington University in St. Louis confirmed that the remains are digital bones from a child’s hand.

The Archaeological Museum of Krakow and the Polish Academy of Sciences also participated in the research, which will be published in the Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology.

The closest human species to homo sapiens, Neanderthals lived in Eurasia for around 350,000 years. Scientists in Poland report that Neanderthals in Europe mostly became extinct 35,000 years ago. However, there are a number of theories on the timing of Neanderthals’ extinction, with experts saying that it could have occurred 40,000, 27,000 or 24,000 years ago.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: bird; crevo; geology; godsgravesglyphs; hatersofscience; lucy; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; piltdownman; piltdowntroll; storkzilla; volcanology
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1 posted on 10/09/2018 4:16:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; Gamecock; SaveFerris; FredZarguna; PROCON

I won’t feel as bad about running into a bird now.


2 posted on 10/09/2018 4:18:45 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Vulture?


3 posted on 10/09/2018 4:19:46 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Larry Lucido

Don’t we have a deal with the birds?


4 posted on 10/09/2018 4:24:37 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Larry Lucido

All deals are out the window!


5 posted on 10/09/2018 4:26:36 PM PDT by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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To: BenLurkin

6 posted on 10/09/2018 4:26:38 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d feel bad if I didn’t hate all Neanderthals.


7 posted on 10/09/2018 4:27:18 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: BenLurkin

I am betting on a big Chicken.

What my hens do to a mouse is brutal


8 posted on 10/09/2018 4:27:28 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ( This time I am Deplorable)
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To: BenLurkin

Why do tiny holes in the bones of a child’s fingers, indicate the bones passed through the digestive system of a large bird?


9 posted on 10/09/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: BenLurkin

they didn’t find any fossilized bird poop?

And at this date and in absence of grue (matted hair, broken bones, etc), it isn’t a “grisly” find.


10 posted on 10/09/2018 4:35:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Williams

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Just cuz!
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11 posted on 10/09/2018 4:36:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: BenLurkin

The closest a human has come to being eaten by a dinosaur.


12 posted on 10/09/2018 4:36:59 PM PDT by pcottraux (depthsofpentecost.com)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve always been fascinated by stories about the American Thunderbird:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-mythic-child-stealing-thunderbirds-of-illinois


13 posted on 10/09/2018 4:37:13 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it")
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


14 posted on 10/09/2018 4:37:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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It’s a complete lapse of Neanderthal government-run child daycare.


15 posted on 10/09/2018 4:42:49 PM PDT by huckfillary
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16 posted on 10/09/2018 4:43:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Foghorn Leghornasurus!


17 posted on 10/09/2018 4:46:07 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: BenLurkin

The Bird is the Word!


18 posted on 10/09/2018 4:53:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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19 posted on 10/09/2018 4:58:55 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t know if it’s still done but Zoroastrians in Bombay/Mumbai take their dead up to the top of a tower of their fire temple and expose the corpse and let vultures eat down to the bones. Interesting way to go I guess.


20 posted on 10/09/2018 4:59:00 PM PDT by xp38
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