posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:00 PM
A possible Neanderthal burial ground suggests that they practiced funeral rituals and possessed symbolic thought before modern humans.
April 20, 2011
Evidence for a likely 50,000-year-old Neanderthal burial ground that includes the remains of at least three individuals has been unearthed in
Spain, according to a Quaternary International paper.
The deceased appear to have been intentionally buried, with each Neanderthal's arms folded such that the hands were close to the head. Remains of
other Neanderthals have been found in this position, suggesting that it held meaning.
A few dozen documented Neanderthal burials from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia have already been documented.
Neanderthal skeletons found in apparent burial poses have been unearthed at a site in Spain.
The site, Sima de las Palomas, may be the first known Neanderthal burial ground of Mediterranean Europe.
Remains for six to seven other Neanderthals, including an infant and two juveniles, as well as associated tools and food, have also been
Why wouldn't they be spiritual, evidence shows that that they had loving close family relationships like we have today.
It may be that they were born with what we call today the G-d part of the brain that allows us to worship something.
It is only in the the Western world that an afterlife or reincarnation isn't embraced, it is still common in the Eastern world today.
Isolated tribes today who have never been exposed to the outside world worship something, it could be as simple a rock.
They were were found covered together with rocks burying their remains, this certainly says they were more intelligent then we thought. Scientists
today know very little about the Neanderthals, much of what we read is assumption on their part.
They wore clothes, used tools and it seems cooked their food over fires. We cannot assume that they were primitive and couldn't take care of
edit on 21-4-2011 by Aquarius1 because: (no reason given)