Modern Analysis of Ancient Hearths Reveals Neanderthal Settlement Patterns (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption Field photograph of Neanderthal combustion structure and microscope photograph of organic components in the black layer of the combustion structure. Credit Leierer et al, 2019 Usage Restrictions CC-BY: Redistribution permitted with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.