Ancient case of disease spillover discovered in Neanderthal man who got sick butchering raw meat

Researchers were reexamining the fossilized bones of a Neanderthal who was found in a cave near the French village of La Chapelle-aux-Saints in 1908. The “Old Man of La Chapelle,” as he became known, was the first relatively complete Neanderthal skeleton to be unearthed and is one of the best studied. More than a century… Continue reading Ancient case of disease spillover discovered in Neanderthal man who got sick butchering raw meat