On this trip to Belgium, we had the opportunity to study the Scladina fossil remains at EMA – Andenne Museum Space and the Engis fossil collection at Evolution & Diversity Dynamics Lab of the University of Liège. Thanks to the hospitality of Dominique Bonjean and Valentin Fischer.

In the picture you can find the sculpture of Philippe-Charles Schmerling, located at the University of Liège. Schmerling was the discoverer of the first Neanderthal fossils in history in the Engis caves in Belgium. One hundred years after Schmerling’s death, the Engis 2 skull was classified as Neanderthal, thus becoming one of the most iconic fossils in the history of Paleoanthropology, placing Schmerling among the pioneers of this discipline.