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People/Characters: Johann Carl Fuhlrott

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The Neandertals: Of Skeletons, Scientists, and Scandal by Erik Trinkaus

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Prof. Dr. Johann Carl Fuhlrott (sometimes Karl) was born December 31, 1803 in Leinefelde, Germany, and died October 17, 1877 in Elberfeld, (Wuppertal). He is famous for recognizing the significance of the bones of Neanderthal 1, a Neanderthal specimen discovered by German laborers who were digging for limestone in Neanderthal (Neander Valley in German) in August 1856. Originally disregarded, Fuhlrott, to his eternal credit, had the insight to recognize them for what they were: the remains of a previously unknown type of human

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