The Skeletons of Shanidar Cave

A rare cache of hominid fossils from the Kurdistan area of northern Iraq offers a window on Neanderthal culture

Ongoing studies of Neanderthal skeletons unearthed in Iraq during the 1950s suggest the existence of a more complex social structure than previously thought. (Karen Carr)
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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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