Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Neanderthal Faces yummy for Cave Hyenas

About 65,000 years ago, a large carnivore — perhaps a cave hyena — chomped on the face of a Neanderthal. The carnivore partially digested two of the hominin's teeth before regurgitating them. They were found at the archaeological site of Marillac, near the village of Marillac-le-Franc in the west of France.
In addition to butchered animal bones, the site also contains Neanderthal bones that have similar marks on them. This could indicate that Neanderthals were cannibals. The now-extinct cave hyena was probably the most dangerous carnivore that Neanderthals faced.