General Information

Name: right talus

Synonym Name(s):

First Description: Gambier 1982

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 talus

Laterality: right

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: complete

Preservation Details:

Human Activity:

Carnivore Activity:


Age Determination

Dating Abstract:

Dating Association: Relative Dating

Dating Analysis:




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Y Coordinate:

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Unit: m


Linked Files / Pages

Data Type:

Collection Item(s):

Bibliography: Gambier 1982; 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 two tali (clearly a pair themselves) (...) are denser and darker in colour. So, they could belong to the second individual (Regourdou 2), but nothing can confirm this. The same is proposed for metatarsals. (c) Roberto Macchiarelli, Virginie Volpato 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 Taxon Bibliography: Gambier 1982



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