General Information

Name: Neandertal - NN 24

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Repository: Neanderthal Museum

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Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: adult (20y or more)




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Preserved Skeletal Party: postcranial fragment humerus

Laterality: right

Polarity: -

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: distal shaft and metaphysis of right humerus, distal-most diaphysis and proximal metaphysis preserved; posterior and proximal aspect of olecranon fossa and lateral pillar of distal humerus present.

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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Linked Files / Pages

Data Type: 6-Faces-Models

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Bibliography: Schmitz et al. 2002; Smith et al. 2006

Multimedia Files:
6F Neanderthal NN24
CT Neandertal - NN24
STL Neandertal - NN 24

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

- proximal-distal 85.4mm
- preserved breadth at distal break 47.1mm
- medio-lateral breadth of pillar 16.9mm
- dorsoventral diameter proximal to olecranon fossa 17.7mm.
Epicondylar regions, trochlea and capizulum entirely missing. Region of radial and coronoid fossae also missing. Margin of lateral epicondylar ridge is damaged.
It is possible that NN 24 represents same individual as NN1: at proximal break the cortical average thickness on NN 24 compares to average thickness at distal break of NN 1; but no bone contact between NN 1 and NN 24 (lower half of diaphysis not preserved in either specimen).



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