Proto-Neandertals in the Pit of Bones and what it means about our big brains. @EvolutionScribe Ann Gibbons.

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Proto-Neandertals in the Pit of Bones and what it means about our big brains. @EvolutionScribe Ann Gibbons.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/fossils-put-new-face-ancestors-neandertals

The 12-meter-deep Sima de los Huesos (“pit of bones”) at Atapuerca offers the largest trove of hominin fossils ever found, including bones from 28 individuals. Many researchers expected these ancient hominins to represent the common ancestor of both Neandertals and modern humans—a species called Homo heidelbergensis, which lived about 500,000 to more than 1 million years ago