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)

Mario Grazioli

Specimen Name/Nickname

Saccopastore 1

Location (Country)

Italy

Site (Name)

Saccopastore quarry, Rome

Discovery Date

May 13, 1929

Specimen/Species Time Range

120,000 years

Specimen Data (Morphology)

This is an adult female cranium. This specimen has a male counterpart (Saccopastore 2) who is more robust. This specimen has a low cranial vault, projecting mid face, and a broad nasal opening. This skull exhibits many typical neanderthal features that include, a suprainiac fossa and occipotomastoid crest but it has no occipital bun. This specimen exhibits occipital bone appears rounded and the cranial base looks more "flexed" and has been used as some to imply the use of language.

Files

sacc.jpg
Date Added
April 16, 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/65.