Circeo, remains of 9 Neanderthals discovered. Franceschini: “Extraordinary”

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Circeo, the remains of nine Neanderthals discovered

ARCHEOLOGY: THE REMAINS OF NINE MEN OF NEANDERTHAL FOUND AT THE CIRCEUS – More than eighty years after the discovery of the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo (Latina), new findings fundamental for the study of Neanderthal man and his behavior.

The Ministry of Culture announces that in the course of systematic research by the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the provinces of Frosinone and Latina in collaboration with the University of Rome Tor Vergata, which began in October 2019, significant fossil finds attributable to 9 individuals of Neanderthals: 8 datable between 50,000 and 68,000 years ago and one, the most ancient, datable between 100,000 and 90,000 years ago.

These, together with the other two found in the past on the site, bring the total number of individuals present in the Guattari Cave to 11, thus confirming itself as one of the most significant places in the world for the history of Neanderthal man

Circeo, found remains of Neanderthals. Franceschini: “An extraordinary discovery”

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