The journal “Journal of Paleolithic Archeology” will publish the article about the scientists from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow who discovered the oldest human remains in Poland.
The discovery is the set of bone of the young Neanderthal’s hand, devoured by a gigantic bird. It was found in the Cicha Cave in the Malopolska voivodeship and is around 115,000 years.
– We have no doubt that these are Neanderthal remains because they come from a very deep layer of the cave. This layer also contains the typical stone tools used by Neanderthals – said Paweł Valde-Nowak from the Institute of Archeology of the Jagiellonian University.
After the examination, it turned out that the bones of the child’s hands are porous, with a lot of small holes on the surface. Researchers say that this is the result of the bone passing through the digestive system of a large bird.