Our ancestors were cannibals

Our ancestors were cannibals

Cases of cannibalism in Neanderthalsów were discovered earlier in southern Europe. Bite marks on human bones and cuts were found in Spain and France. Now evidence that our ancestors ate each other has also been found in Belgium.

Skeletons of six wasps were found in Goyet caveób, including a newborn and a baby, które lived about 40,000 years ago. The bones have clear cut marks from meat, bite marks and fractures indicating próto get into the bone marrow. According to Belgian archaeologist Christian Casseyas, this irrefutable evidence of theód on the fact that Neanderthals were cannibals.

Neanderthals, depending on their classification, are considered a subspecies of rational man – Homo sapiens neanderthalensis – or as a separate species – Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthals became extinct about 25,000 years ago, but before that they crossed over with Homo sapiens, making them our very distant ancestors.

Discovered cases of cannibalism in our ancestorsóin wonder scientistsów. They also found ample evidence that Neanderthals buried their dead. It is unclear whether eating each other was an isolated incident, whether the dead were eaten, enemies, or perhaps Neanderthals killed themselves to obtain food. We still know little about the life of our ancestorsów.

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