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A set of 10 sites where Neanderthals lived. This represents the highest known concentration of Neanderthals and their last refuge. Modern humans did not reach here until after the Neanderthals had become extinct. Complete Neanderthal skulls have been found here. Neanderthal made rock engravings have also been found here.

Gibraltar Neanderthal Sites Web Pages[]


Gibraltar Neanderthal Sites In the News[]

Facial Growth Pattern Different Between Humans and Neanderthals (2015)[]

See also Neanderthals, Modern Humans, Gibraltar Neanderthal Sites, La Quina, Sima de los Huesos
Humans upper jaw bone growth retracts in childhood, while that of Neanderthals and other archaic humans continues

First Neanderthal Rock Engraving Found in Gibraltar (2014)[]

first example of rock engraving attributed to Neanderthals discovered
See also Neanderthals, Gorham's Cave, Gibraltar Neanderthal Sites