Krijn is a Neanderthal fossil discovered off the Dutch coast. It provided the first-ever evidence of a Neanderthal presence in the Netherlands. The fossil is a skull fragment that belonged to a male Neanderthal. It was discovered in 2001 by Luc Anthonis along with other animal remains and stone artefacts on the North Sea floor.
According to researchers, Krijn lived more than 50,000 years ago in a prehistoric landscape called Doggerland that is currently submerged under the North Sea. During those times, the sea level was 50 m lower than the current levels. Detailed scientific studies revealed that Krijn mostly consumed meat.


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