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Name

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Object Name: Le Moustier 1

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Taxon

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Taxon: neanderthal

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Sex

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Sex: male

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Age Group

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Age group: subadult (below 20)

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Morphometrics

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Additional Information

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Le Moustier 1

Site: [Le Moustier]
Excavation: [Le Moustier 1907-1909]
Layer: [Layer J]
Repository: [Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte]
Discovered: 1908
Discoverer: [Otto Hauser]

Age

The dental status indicates an age of 15.5 years, but unfinished fusion of ossification centres suggests an age of only 10.5 years. According to Thompson et al. (2003: 70-71) this might indicate a differences in growth to modern humans.

Preservation

The postcranial skeleton has largely been destroyed during the Second World War. The original preservation was apart from the vertebral column and the pelvis good.
The cranium shows several defects due to the repeated excavation by Hauser, taphonomic processes, several preparation works, transportation during the Second World War and afterwards as well as a fire. Obviously, the left and right zygomatic and the frontal process of the maxilla have been lost.

The cranial remains that are still preserved (Thompson, Bilsborough 1997):

  • frontal
  • parietals
  • temporals
  • occipitals
  • fragments of the sphenoid
  • fragments of the basicranium
  • maxillae (alveoli damaged by preparation works)
  • mandible
  • fragments of the "tabula interna", probably of the zygomatic and the orbital roof

The postcranial remains included originally (e.g. Herrmann 1977: 132-133):

  • several vertebrae, especially lumbar and thoracic vertebrae
  • fragments of at least 3 ribs
  • the intact left clavicle
  • fragment of the right scapula
  • fragmentary right ilium and ischium
  • right humerus
  • shaft fragment of the left humerus
  • right ulna and radius (probably only shaft fragments)
  • shaft fragments of the left ulna and radius
  • 2-4 carpals, 6 metacarpals and phalanges
  • right and left patella
  • left tibia
  • shaft fragments of the right and left fibula
  • one talus
  • metatarsals, one hallux bone and additional foot bones

Today only the following postcranial remains are preserved:

  • shaft fragments of the left and right femur
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