Columbia University archaeologist, Ralph Solecki, PhD, who grew up in Queens, NY, with another archaeologist, Carlyle Smith, a friend of Thor Heyerdahl's, discovered in Iraq, a number of Neanderthal burials, in a cave called Shanidar Cave. Mixed up at the time with the "times a' changing" they were referred to as Nature's "first flower children" on account of the flower pollen found with the burials in Iraq. I often wonder why they're overlooked, though Solecki was thanked by the author of "Clan of the Cave Bear" in her introduction, Jean M. Auel. I worked on some modern historical materials from a wooden chair factory in his lab, Coopers Dam, NJ, before he moved to Texas. I just thought to have the forensic reconstruction add them, such an "auspicious" find in recent and ancient human world history.
Ancient 'X-Woman' discovered as man's early ancestors are pictured together for the first time
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