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)

Alexi Okladnikov

Specimen Name/Nickname

Teshik-Tash

Location (Country)

Uzbekistan

Site (Name)

Teshik-Tash

Discovery Date

July 4, 1938

Specimen/Species Time Range

70,000 years

Specimen Data (Morphology)

This specimen is a juvenile partial skeleton. There are 150 pieces . This specimen died around age 9 but had developed many of the distinctive features to distinguish it as Neanderthal. The specimen had a large face and nasal region. It has a large developing brow ridge and receding forehead. This specimen has a large cranium, and a lower jaw with no chin. The cranial capacity is 1500cc which is high for boys in this age group.

Files

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Date Added
April 16, 2017
Collection
Early Homo Group 3
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“Homo neanderthalensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed September 21, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/66.