Posted by: henrymcghie | September 4, 2013

Poetic Neandertals

Not to do with sustainability this time, but very interesting and I thought I’d share it. I read a really fascinating account of the discovery of the first Neandertal skull in Germany in 1856. The valley in which the remains were found was named the Neander Tal (Valley). This in turn was named after a 17th century German pastor. His original name was Joachim Neumann. He converted his name into classical Greek, to become ‘Neander’, or ‘new man’. So, the discovery of a ‘new man’ was made in the valley of the same name. Very poetic.

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