Cova des Moro is a cave at Cala Varques in Manacor. The chamber, which is of great size, has revealed secrets from millennia past. Excavations in the mid-90s found remains of human activity that correspond with the Talayotic culture, while there is also evidence of myotragus balearicus, the goat-rat that was the only endemic mammal in the Balearics and which is believed to have become extinct some 5,000 years ago. If myotragus did indeed become extinct around 3000BC, then this was well before the Talayotic culture. The assumption is that it was hunted to extinction. But who were the hunters?
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In February 2020, findings of a study of remains in the cave were published by the Spanish National Research Council
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