Intentional Neanderthal burial at La-Chapelle-aux-Saints remains unproven

The debate surrounding the deliberate burial by Neanderthal of their dead continues. In a recent reply to the Rendu et al. 2014 paper in PNAS, Dibble et al discuss in detail the problems related to interpreting the La-Chapelle-aux-Saints skeleton as an intentional burial. Their main critiques relate to the fact that: – The La Chapelle…