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.