- Comparative Anatomy
32 Ka - 30 Ka
Louis Lartet & Henry Christy
Abri Cro-Magnon, Les Eyzies, France
Cro-Magnon 1 consists of a relatively complete cranium and associated mandible belonging to an adult male and dating to approximately 32-30 Ka. The skeleton displays classic modern human characteristics, such as a high, vertical forehead, large cranial capacity (~1,600 cc); and the presence of a chin1,3. The lack of teeth in combination with reabsoption of the mandible indicate that the individual was probably of advanced age. Pitting seen on the cranium results from a fungal infection2.
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