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Fossil Item Type Metadata
Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan
Le Ferrassie 1
September 17, 1909
Specimen/Species Time Range
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.
Capitan, L., & Peyrony, D. (1909). Deux squelettes humains au milieu de foyers de l'époque moustérienne. Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 53(11), 797-806.
- Date Added
- April 17, 2017
- Early Homo Group 3
- Item Type
- “Homo neanderthalensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed September 21, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/78.