General Information

Name: S16

Synonym Name(s): La Ch. 1

First Description: David, Piveteau 1953

Repository: Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angoulême

Property Status: Ville d'Angoulême

Copyright Holder(s): Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angoulême

Curator(s): Jean-Francois Tournepiche

Cultural Attribution:

Geochronological Attribution:


Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: adult (20yrs or more)




Pathology / Preservation


Pathology Bibliography:

Preserved Skeletal Party: cranial fragment parietal

Laterality: unknown

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: fragmentary

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Age Determination

Dating Abstract: This layer have been attributed to the Riss III by André Debénath (1974)

Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Unit: m


Linked Files / Pages

Data Type:

Collection Item(s):


David, Piveteau 1953

Piveteau 1970

Saban 1978

Multimedia Files:



Linked Pages:

France - Neanderthal



Additional Content

This specimen is a fragment of a cranial vault with almost the totality of the left parietal and a part of the adjacent frontal. The study of the sutures shows the presence of the metopic suture. The temporal is too fragmentary for having information about the sus-orbitary region. The age of the individual is certainly not very old, but he is an adult. The lambdoïd and sagittal sutures are closed, but the coronal suture is open. (c) Arnaud Mazurier 2004



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