Archaeologists unearth remains of oldest Norman ever found which ‘fills gap in our knowledge of pre-Neanderthal evolution’

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:04 pm

On a bend of the river Seine near Rouen in Normandy, archaeologists have found the remains of the oldest Norman ever discovered.

The three bones from the left arm of a pre-Neanderthal should shed fresh light on a little-known period. In particular, they could help scientists to understand the evolution of the squat, muscular hunters who died out 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, just after the first humans arrived in what is now Europe.

The discovery of the bones at Tourville-la-Rivière, 14km south of Rouen, is exceptional because “this is a period with very few fossils”, according to Bruno Maureille, a palaeontologist at the National Centre for Scientific Research. He said the arm bones, dating from 200,000 years ago, in the Middle Pleistocene era, were “the only known example from northern Europe”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/archaeologists-unearth-remains-of-oldest-norman-ever-found-which-fills-gap-in-our-knowledge-of-preneanderthal-evolution-9785779.html

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:11 pm

how can he be both "pre neanderthal" AND Norman????

since the normans by definition were modern humans from scandinavia, who moved into what is now the normandy area of france (norman...literally north men)

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