Homo neanderthalensis

Dublin Core

Title

Homo neanderthalensis

Source

Johanson, D. T.,& Edgar, B. (1996) From Lucy to Language. New York: Simon & Schuster Editions

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

Unknown (first described by Hermann Schaaffhausen)

Type Specimen

This is the type specimen for Homo neanderthalensis

Specimen Name/Nickname

Neanderthal 1

Location (Country)

Germany

Site (Name)

Feldhfer grotto, Neander Valley

Discovery Date

August 1856

Specimen/Species Time Range

40,000 to 50,000 years

Specimen Data (Morphology)

This is an adult calotte. This specimen has thick and developed muscle markings on the skull. The overall shape is oval. It has a low receding forehead and prominent curved brow ridge.

Files

neander 1.jpg
Date Added
March 21, 2017
Collection
Early Homo Group 3
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“Homo neanderthalensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed October 22, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/16.