General Information

Name: Neandertal - NN 14

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Repository: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn

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Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: adult (20y or more)




Pathology / Preservation


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Preserved Skeletal Party: postcranial fragment innominate ischium

Laterality: right

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: Inferior portion of acetabulum caudally to ischial tuberosity is preserved.

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: no


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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Bibliography: Schmitz & Thissen 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; Schmitz 2003; Smith et al. 2006

Multimedia Files:
6F Neanderthal NN14
CT Neandertal - NN 14
STL Neandertal - NN 14

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

Maximum craniocaudal dimension 76.5mm, maximal breadth 48mm. 33.2mm long segment of acetabulum present; inferior rim of acetabulum is abraded away. Ischial spine and ischial ramus are missing.
Ischial tuberosity preserves all of the area of origin for the tendon for M. semimembranosus on the proximal and lateral portion of the tuberosity and the superior portions of the area of origin for the tendons for the M. semitendinosus and long head of the M. biceps femoris on the distal and medial portions - these are separated by a distinct ridge; inferior aspect of deeply excavated attachment area for the latter two muscles is broken away.
Based on size and morphology, this specimen is a close match for the ischial portion preserved on the Neanderthal 1 left Os coxae (e.g. measures, shape and form of tuberosity); although not conclusively demonstrable, the marked similarities in size and form render it highly likely that NN 14 represents the same individual as Neanderthal 1. NN 14 may repreent the same bone as NN 36, but there are no direct points of contact.



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