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Greek Neanderthals and a Scottish Standing Stone

11 March 2011

At www.startribune.com/world/117655908.html is a story on the discovery of prehistoric stone tools found high in the mountains of northern Greece and thought to be Neanderthal. Two sites, at 50,000 and 35,000 years ago were found in the Pindos, some 250 miles NW of Athens, at an altitude of 5500 feet. Evidence was found that Neanderthals visited the wo locations over a very long period of time – thousands of years. Neanderthals roamed central and southern Europe as well as western Asia from 400,000 to 30,000 years ago.

Meanwhile, two bronze age pots containing burnt human bones have been found at the base of a standing stone in Angus – which had fallen over (see www.bbc.co.uk/uk-scotland-tayside-central-12689919/. The stone is 7 feet tall but the pots, in contrast, were small – one of them just 4 inches in diameter. 

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