Skip to comments.Grisly discovery: Bones reveal Neanderthal child was eaten by large bird
Posted on 10/09/2018 4:16:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Tiny holes in the bones indicate that they passed through a large birds digestive system, according to Professor Pawel Valde-Nowak of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Its 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 childs 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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I won’t feel as bad about running into a bird now.
Don’t we have a deal with the birds?
All deals are out the window!
I’d feel bad if I didn’t hate all Neanderthals.
I am betting on a big Chicken.
What my hens do to a mouse is brutal
Why do tiny holes in the bones of a child’s fingers, indicate the bones passed through the digestive system of a large bird?
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.
The closest a human has come to being eaten by a dinosaur.
I’ve always been fascinated by stories about the American Thunderbird:
It’s a complete lapse of Neanderthal government-run child daycare.
The Bird is the Word!
I dont know if its 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.
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