General Information

Name: Neanderthal - NN 27

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Repository: Neanderthal Museum

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Copyright Holder(s): Gerd-Christian Weniger

Curator(s): Bärbel Auffermann

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Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: undetermined




Pathology / Preservation


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Preserved Skeletal Party: postcranial fragment vertebra: cervical vertebra C-5

Laterality: unpaired

Polarity: -

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: right pedicle, articular facets and anterior lamina

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: no


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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Linked Files / Pages

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Collection Items(s):

Bibliography: Schmitz & Thissen 2000; Schmitz 2003; Smith et al. 2006

Multimedia Files:
6F Neanderthal NN27
CT Neandertal - NN 27
STL Neandertal - NN 27

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

NN 26, NN 27, NN 82: complete vertebra made up of three fragments;
- both sets of articular facets and vertebral arch present, but most medial portions of transverse processes are missing
- little abrasion of the margins, at least inferiorly
- spine is not bifid; it is abraded at the tip (postmortem damage); it measures 26.8mm and is 5.3mm wide; its angle is approximately 24°
- no evidence of degenerative joint changes
- specimen is smaller than NN 7 except for dorsoventral diameter of vertebral foramen and inferior transverse body diameter which are slightly larger in NN 26/27/82 -> possibility that both specimens (NN 7 and NN26/27/82) represent C5 and C6 of same individual, but fit of articular facets and body not precise enough.



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