Homo neanderthalensis

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Homo neanderthalensis


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

Fossil Item Type Metadata


Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan

Specimen Name/Nickname

Le Ferrassie 1

Location (Country)


Site (Name)

La Ferrasie

Discovery Date

September 17, 1909

Specimen/Species Time Range

50,000 years

Specimen Data (Morphology)

This adult male skeleton is said to be a classic Neanderthal. He has a receding forehead, a long low vaulted brain case. From the posterior perspective the skull looks globular. He has a prominent double arched brow ridge and projecting mid face. He also has a weakly developed chin. His cranial capacity was around 1600cc. He has short and thick long bones with large joints. His enamel is worn down and the pulp cavities of his teeth are exposed. His right upper teeth are severely worn which implies a horizontal chewing pattern of course and gritty foods.


le fearrassie.jpg
Date Added
April 17, 2017
Early Homo Group 3
Item Type
“Homo neanderthalensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed February 19, 2020, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/78.