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Cannibal Neanderthals ate an anicent family, DNA evidence suggests

| | November 25, 2013

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Scientists have found the site of a Neanderthal massacre, where a group of them slaughtered and ate a dozen of their fellow early humans.

Researchers have used CSI-style forensic techniques to reconstruct what happened, with DNA and other evidence suggesting the victims were all members of the same family and included children as young as two.

“They appear to have been killed and eaten, with their bones and skulls split open to extract the marrow, tongue and brains,” said Carles Lalueza-Fox of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, who detailed his findings at the Royal Society in London.

Read the full, original story here: Cannibal cavemen ate an entire family

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