General Information

Name: Neandertal - NN 48

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Repository: Neanderthal Museum

Property Status:

Copyright Holder(s): Gerd-Christian Weniger

Curator(s): Bärbel Auffermann

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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: proximal

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: anterior shaft fragment

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: no


Age Determination

Dating Abstract:

Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Linked Files / Pages

Data Type: CT scan

Collection Item(s):

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

Multimedia Files:
6F Neanderthal NN48
CT Neandertal - NN 48
STL Neandertal - NN 48

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

NN 5/48: proximal diaphysis and partial metaphysis of right tibia; portions of anterior right tibia located proximally to NN 4/23
NN 48: Maximum proximal-distal length: 45.7mm
Specimen NN 48 conjoins with NN 5, but due to deposition of matrix in edges of break, tight join is not possible.
NN 5/48 and NN 4/23 possibly from same right tibia (similar bone thickness and extent of development of anterior crest, no duplication of anatomical area), but no point of contact between NN 48 and NN 4 - if from same individual, then segment missing between them (combined length of all four fragments is 241.9mm).



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