Homo heidelbergensis (Atapuerca 5 - AKA Homo antecessor) Cast Replica | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Homo heidelbergensis (Atapuerca 5 - AKA Homo antecessor) Cast Replica Skull #BH-022

Homo heidelbergensis (Atapuerca 5 - AKA Homo antecessor) Cast Replica Skull #BH-022

Size: 8"L x 5&½"W x 7&½"H

-Species: Homo heidelbergensis (disputed as H. antecessor or H. erectus)

-Notes: This 350,000 to 500,000 year old Homo heidelbergensis skull ("Atapuerca 5") was discovered in Spain in 1992 by Juan-Luis Arsuaga, in the fossil-rich caves of Sima de los Huesos (Bone Pit), Sierra de Atapuerca, This site has thus far yielded over 5000 fossil hominid remains. Although somewhat smaller than other H. heidelbergensis, this individual is considered among the most complete premodern skulls ever found. The cranial capacity is 1125 cc. The cranial features of skulls in the Sima de los Huesos collection, including cranial capacity, overlap the ranges for H. erectusH. neanderthalensis, and modern H. sapiens. In fact, Atapuerca 5 shares many features with H. neanderthalensis, such as heavy browridges, wide nasal opening, and large, projecting middle face. Certain features, such as the shape of the cheekbone, do not occur in Neanderthals but do in modern humans. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

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