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Skull of the "Neanderthaler"
In the Neander valley (German "Neandertal", or "Neanderthal" by the old
spelling) near Düsseldorf, in 1856 strangely formed human-like bone
remains had been found. While experts believed them to be deformed by an
illness at first, the teacher Johann Carl Fuhlrott
recognized them as remains of a pre-historic human.
This "Neanderthaler" discoverer, later on professor, founder of
paleoarcheology, and also eminent by other scientific research work,
is related to my grandfather (und thus to the Fuhlrott descendants)
even via two paths:
• via his grandfather on his father's side (Joseph Fuhlrott, a brother of two of my great-great-great-grandfathers from the Fuhlrott descent line).
Carl Fuhlrott: "Jussieu's und de Candolle's natürliche Pflanzen-Systeme, nach ihren Grundsätzen entwickelt und mit den Pflanzen-Familien von Agardh, Batsch und Linné, so wie mit dem Linné'schen Sexual-System verglichen". Bonn, 1829. ("Jussieu's and de Candolle's natural plant systems, developed by their principles and compared to the plant families of Agardh, Batsch and Linné, as well as to Linné's sexual system" )
Offered by an American Internet book seller, antiquarian, second-hand at $ 295 (in 2003).