Human cannibalism in the Early Pleistocene of Europe (Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain).

@article{FernndezJalvo1999HumanCI,
  title={Human cannibalism in the Early Pleistocene of Europe (Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain).},
  author={Yolanda Fern{\'a}ndez-Jalvo and J. Carlos D{\'i}ez and Isabel C{\'a}ceres and Jordi Rosell},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 3-4},
  pages={
          591-622
        }
}
Human remains belonging to at least six individuals were found in an exploratory excavation made at the site of Gran Dolina (Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain. [] Key Result There is no specific distribution, treatment, or arrangement of the human remains, which were found randomly mixed with abundant faunal remains and stone tools. Most of the faunal and human fossil bones from the Aurora Stratum have human induced damage.

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