Specimen List

homo antecessor

ATD 6-5

  • Geologic Age:

    780 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    Jul 1994

  • Discovery Location:

    Gran Dolina, Atapuerca, Spain

  • Cranial Capacity:

    <1,000 cc

  • Original Publication:

    Carbonell et. al. 1995

ATD 6-5 is the holotype for Homo antecessor and was discovered in July 1994 in Gran Dolina, Atapuerca, Spain. The specimen is a fragmentary mandible dated to approximately 780 Ka. The presence of this specimen, along with others assembled at the site demonstrate that hominins occupied Western Europe (Spain) by at least the late early Pleistocene1.