The remains of Neanderthals who lived 50 thousand years ago were discovered in the Catalonia region of Spain. It was stated that the discovery made in Simanya Cave may shed light on the distribution of Neanderthals in Europe.
Remains of Neanderthals (primitive humans who lived approximately 250 thousand to 40 thousand years ago) that are more than 50 thousand years old were discovered in the Simanya Cave in the Sant Llorenç Savall Natural Park near the city of Barcelona in eastern Spain.
At the press conference held at the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, it was stated that the Neanderthal remains, which are more than 50 thousand years old, consist of 54 pieces and belong to an adult, most likely a woman, a teenager aged 11-12 and a child aged 7-8. was expressed.
It was noted that the remains in the Simanya Cave, which is considered one of the most important Neanderthal remains found so far in the Iberian Peninsula, also provide information about the distribution of Neanderthal people in European geography.
It has been reported that the excavations in the cave, carried out jointly by some universities in Spain and Italy, continue.