General Information

Name: sternum

Synonym Name(s):

First Description: Vallois 1965

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:


Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: undetermined




Pathology / Preservation


Pathology Bibliography:

Preserved Skeletal Party: postcranial fragment sternum

Laterality: unpaired

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: fragmentary

Preservation Details: Only the two superior segments of the sternal body and the manubrium are preserved.

Human Activity:

Carnivore Activity:


Age Determination

Dating Abstract:

Dating Association: Relative Dating

Dating Analysis:




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Unit: m


Linked Files / Pages

Data Type:

Collection Item(s):

Bibliography: Vallois 1965; Vallois & De Felice 1976

Multimedia Files:

Linked Pages:

France - Neanderthal



Additional Content

Metrics (formerly Measures) Available in Vallois 1965 and Vallois & De Felice 1976 Features used for taxon determination Features used for sex determination Features used for age Determination 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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