The new discovery helps to shed new light on the migratory movements of the Neanderthal people.
The discovery of finger bones from the hand of the Neanderthal child are more than twice as old as the previous oldest find of hominid bones in the area - the remains of three teeth dated to 52,000-54,000 years. The child may have been attacked and killed by a bird of prey or a scavenger may have chewed its hand after death.
The oldest human remains in Poland are over 100,000 years old. They are bones from a hand belonging to a young Neanderthal child, which were digested by a large bird. The remains were found in Jaskinia Ciemna (cave), in southern Poland.