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Can you name the Neanderthal and Pre-modern Human Sites?

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Notable FeaturesSite NameCountry
Shows transition from Mousterian to Upper Paleolithic in the Middle EastIsrael
First multidisciplinary excavation Belgium
Skull found embedded in Stalactite, robust with large brain size Greece
Site dated at 500,000 YA shows earlies evidence of deliberate body disposalSpain
Skull found in 100 pieces dated at about 600,000 YAEthiopia
Bone harpoons and catfish remains foundZaire
Homo erectrus from 800,000 YA and small skeleton from 18,000 YA foundIndonesia
First nenaderthal skull found in 1829Belgium
Cave site which has yielded the most recent Neanderthal fossils anywhere but with Mousterian tools – at 27,000 BPSpain
Skull found with partially healed punctureZambia
Notable FeaturesSite NameCountry
Both red deer and Neanerthals showed signs of butchering and were discarded in the same mannerFrance
Remains of a bear found here, worked on by Schaffhausen and FuhlrottGermany
Hundreds of mammalian fossils (cave bears, moose, rhinos) and sign of cannabilism foundCroatia
Adult cranium found in1848 before discovery at Feldhofer GrottoGibraltar (British territory)
3 wooden spears foundGermany
Modern Hominids found with Mousterian ToolsIsrael
Shows intermediate fossils between Neandertahl and Homo sapien at 90,000 BCIsrael
Dali Cranium found here (has a long low vault, 1200 cc and large browridge) BUT a vertical and delicate faceChina
Site that Boule used to support his findingsFrance

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