General Information

Name: Neandertal - NN 4

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First Description: Schmitz et al. 2002

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 tibia

Laterality: right

Polarity: distal

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: ventral midshaft segment

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: no


Age Determination

Dating Abstract:

Dating Association: Direct absolute Dating

Dating Analysis: Neanderthal, NN4, ETH-19661




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Linked Files / Pages

Data Type: 6-Faces-Models

Collection Items(s):

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

Multimedia Files: 6F Neanderthal NN4

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

Superior-inferior diameter: 70.4mm, 20.2mm medial-lateral diameter.  Conjoins with Neandertal - NN 23.
The bone removed from lateral portion provided one of the samples for dating and for amino acid analysis to determine if genetic analysis was possible for specimen.
Amino acid analysis proved unsuccessful, but date obtained is statistically identical to dates obtained from Neanderthal 1 and NN 1 right humerus at 40 000 BC.



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