General Information

Name: Neanderthal - NN 50

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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: subadult (below 20)




Pathology / Preservation


Pathology Bibliography:

Preserved Skeletal Party: deciduous molar dm2

Laterality: right

Polarity: upper

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: Maxillary right deciduous second molar; roots are missing except for 4.3mm of superior root at buccal cementoenamel junction.

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: no


Age Determination

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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Linked Files / Pages

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Collection Item(s):

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

Multimedia Files:
6F Neanderthal NN50
CT Neandertal - NN 50
STL Neandertal - NN 50

Linked Pages: Germany - Neanderthal



Additional Content

Roots were clearly widely splayed and it is likely that they were partially resorbed. Occlusal wear most evident on metacone and well-developed hypocone; dentin islands observable on two buccal cusps. Extensive, concave mesial interproximal wear facet measuring 5.8mm buccolingually; it also exposes dentin on mesial side of tooth. Distal interproximal facet present measuring 4.7mm buccolingually, indicating presence of first permanent molar behind this tooth. Extent of wear and nature of roots indicate that tooth was sloughed or about ready to be.



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