Shanidar IV, a Neanderthal Flower Burial in Northern Iraq

@article{Solecki1975ShanidarIA,
  title={Shanidar IV, a Neanderthal Flower Burial in Northern Iraq},
  author={Ralph S. Solecki},
  journal={Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={190},
  pages={880 - 881}
}
  • R. Solecki
  • Published 28 November 1975
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
The discovery ofpollen clusters of different kinds offlowers in the grave of one of the Neanderthals, No. IV, at Shanidar cave, Iraq, furthers our acceptance of the Neanderthals in our line ofevolution. It suggests that, although the body was archaic, the .. tonlike leaves and long yellow needlelike spikes which spread outward from the rounded heads of yellow flowers. This unlikely looking flower is used by peasants to make herbal remedies, and I have seen Shanidar inhabitants eat the head of… 

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