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La Ferrassie

Listed under Archaeological Sites in South West, France.

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The La Ferrassie archaeological site is a rock shelter where the intentionally buried skeletons and remains of eight Neanderthals were discovered. Among the skeletons were those of adults, both male and female, children, infants and two foetuses.

The find has particular value because it helped anthropologists reconstruct the developmental stages of Neanderthals. The skeletons were discovered in 1909 and are estimated to be between 35,000 and 50,000 years old.

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