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)

Tina Hietala and Yoel Rak

Specimen Name/Nickname

Amud 7

Location (Country)

Israel

Site (Name)

Amud Cave

Discovery Date

June 9, 1992

Specimen/Species Time Range

50,000-60,000 years

Dating Method

Radiocarbon Dating

Specimen Data (Morphology)

This is a partial infant skeleton estimated to be 10 months old. The foramen magnum is extremely elongated and oval shaped, in humans this feature is round. The mandible has no bony chin and is squared rather than pointed. These traits show that they are genetic to Neanderthals since this specimen is so young.

Files

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Date Added
April 17, 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/76.