The caves on the Swabian Alb are still being explored. New finds now provide information about the diet of the ancestors of modern humans tens of thousands of years ago.
Blaubeuren (dpa / lsw) - What did the Neanderthals feed on? New finds, which the Prehistoric Museum (Urmu) Blaubeuren will be presenting today, provide information about this. According to the information, the finds come from the “Hohle Fels” cave near Schelklingen on the edge of the Swabian Jura. They allow conclusions to be drawn about the diet of the Neanderthals around 65,000 years ago.
The scientific director of the museum in the Alb-Donau district, Nicholas Conard, will present the exhibits. They will be on display at the Urmu as "Find of the Year" from this Tuesday. The cave "Hohle Fels" is part of the Unesco biosphere area Swabian Alb. One of the most important finds from the cave is the "Venus from Hohle Fels" - one of the oldest representations of a human body.