Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hortus

Archaeological site found in 1972 in southern France dating to c. 45 kya and containing artifacts including a disputed Shaman’s cape made of leopard skin. Hominid remains include fragments from at least twenty individuals assigned to Homo neanderthalensis. Some of these are reported to show evidence of defleshing, and their remains were cached in a fissure. Other fauna were also found at the site, which has also been interpreted as a hyena den. Aka La Grotte de L’Hortus.