At Shanidar, Solecki found some flower pollen associated with a Neanderthal burial, adding to the "were Neanderthals human-like" debates. Solecki's classic text on Shanidar, called The First Flower People, was said by Jean Auel to have been used for background when she was writing her Clan of the Cave Bear series. Solecki is professor emeritus at Columbia University and still active in archaeology.
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