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General Information

Site Name: Saccopastore

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Site Type: open air

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Discovery Year: before 1920

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Country: Italy

General Location Description: Quarry in locality Saccopastore - outside Rome at the time of the paleontological discoveries, within the outskirts of the city at present - about 3.5km from the Aurelian walls (Porta Pia), on the left bank of the river Aniene.


Latitude (WGS84): 41.95° N

Longitude (WGS84): 12.533° E


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Bibliography: Alhaique et al. 2005; Cesnola 1996

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Italy - Neanderthal


Additional Content

Two Neanderthal fossils found in 1929 and 1935 in a river deposit on the bank of a small tributary of the Tiber River outside Rome. The skulls, which represent an early phase in the development of western European Neanderthals, are between 70 000 and 100 000 years old.

The positions where the two early Neanderthal crania were discovered in 1929 (labelled "I") and 1935 ("II") are respectively indicated by arrows.


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