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Neanderthal cannibalism

Scientists have discovered what appears to be the first evidence of cannibal behaviour of Neanderthals in northern Europe. Evidence of this cannibal behaviour has been discovered at various sites in France and on the Iberian Peninsula. However, there are very few sites with Neanderthal remains north of latitude 50 degrees. The researchers, led by Helene Rougier from the California State University, found 99 skeletal remains belonging to at least five individuals from a site in Goyet, Belgium — making the discovery the largest number of Neanderthal human remains ever found in northern Europe.

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