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Neanderthal height reevaluated after footprint find

Fossil footprints found in France that date back about 80,000 years may have belonged to Neanderthals and the discovery is causing researchers to reconsider previous findings about Neanderthals' heights. Clues gleaned from the site suggest Neanderthals may have been taller than earlier estimates, according to findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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