Like Humans, Neanderthals Buried Dead
Bones in French caves were preserved with care
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Dec 17, 2013 4:25 PM CST

(Newser) – An international team of scientists has found new evidence that Neanderthals cared for their elderly and dead by intentionally burying bodies—an important sign of development and community for our much, much older cousins. The bones from caves in southern France were preserved in man-made burial pits. It's the latest in a series of such discoveries about Neanderthals, including this one and this one.