General Information

Name: right calcaneus

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First Description:

Repository: Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord

Property Status: Ville de Périgueux

Copyright Holder(s): Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie du Périgord

Curator(s): Véronique Merlin-Anglade

Cultural Attribution: Middle Palaeolithic: Mousterian

Geochronological Attribution: Unknown stage


Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: undetermined




Pathology / Preservation


Pathology Bibliography:

Preserved Skeletal Party: postcranial fragment tarsal calcaneus

Laterality: right

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: complete

Preservation Details: The specimen is complete but weathered.

Human Activity:

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Age Determination

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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Unit: m


Linked Files / Pages

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Collection Item(s):

Bibliography: Trinkaus & Vandermeersch 1995

Multimedia Files:

Linked Pages:

France - Neanderthal



Additional Content

According to Trinkaus & Vandermeersch 1995 , the pedal remains belong to two individuals (Regourdou 1 and 2) because the right talus and calcaneus do not articulate properly. The state of preservation of the calcaneus (not the best indicator of association but the best available) closely matches that the rest of the partial skeleton. So, the calcaneus should belong to Regourdou 1. Metrics (formerly Measures) Features used for taxon determination Features used for sex determination Features used for age determniation Features used for Pathology determination Features used for Markers of activity determination Taphonomy Geology Features used for evidence of human activity determination Taphonomy biological activities.



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