(Persia Digest) – A tooth belonging to a Neanderthal child has been discovered in the Baveh-Yevan rocky shelter in Kermanshah Province, western Iran.

This is the first time the remains of a Neanderthal man have been identified in Iran.


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This is a milk tooth belonging to a six-year old child which was discovered with stone tools belonging to the Middle Paleolithic Period discovered in scientific excavations.


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Based on carbon-14 dating, the tooth dates back to 42-45 thousand years ago and belongs to Neanderthal communities close to the present era. This is one of the unique Neanderthal milk tooth discoveries which has been scientifically registered in the world.

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