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Making of the Neandertal

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In 2002, the first reconstruction of an adult Neandertal skeleton was displayed at the Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. It is a male Neandertal, composed mainly of casts from four fossil finds: La Ferrassie (France), Kebara (Israel), Spy (Belgium), and Feldhofer (Germany). Neandertals were stockily built with a large long head. The average height of a male Neandertal is thought to have been around 5'6" (this reconstruction is 5'5" tall).
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cold spring harbor laboratory,spring harbor laboratory,cold spring harbor,dna learning center,neandertal,neandertals,dolan,casts,skeleton,fossil,reconstruction,spy,belgium,israel,adult,germany
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