Secrets of the Dead: Cavemen Cold Case

Secrets of the Dead: Cavemen Cold Case

Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 p.m.

Journey to Spain to investigate a double Neanderthal mystery.

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction?

Scientists examine the bones and discover signs that tell a shocking story of how this group may have met their deaths. Some bones bear distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger?

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