First Neanderthal Activity Found on Greek Island

The first ancient “Greeks” on Naxos Island were Neanderthals.  Naxos, formerly thought to be initially inhabited about 7000 years ago, looks like it was occupied at least 200,000 years ago, based on Neanderthal artifacts found by researchers.  Neanderthals could have reached the island during a sea level low-stand or by boat.

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