Gibraltar cave study reveals neanderthals polluted Earth

LAST UPDATED: 14 Oct, 2015 @ 06:33
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GIBRALTAR: Gorham’s Cave
GIBRALTAR: Gorham’s Cave

MAN has been polluting the earth for over 40,000 years, according to new archaeological evidence unearthed on the Rock.

A study of a neanderthal’s cave in Gibraltar found that man has been burning heavy metal since Palaeolithic times.

High levels of copper, lead, nickel and zinc were found at Gorham’s Cave by a team of scientists lead by director of the Gibraltar museum Clive Finlayson.



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  1. Seems the gibraltarians may not be Spanish after all. They must have descended from the Neanderthals this would explain why the place still looks so untidy!

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