General Information

Name: S17

Synonym Name(s): La Ch. 3

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

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Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Neanderthal

Sex: Undefined

Age Group: adult (20yrs or more)




Pathology / Preservation


Pathology Bibliography:

Preserved Skeletal Party: cranial fragment temporal

Laterality: left

Polarity: unknown

Preservation: fragmentary

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Age Determination

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

Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Unit: m


Linked Files / Pages

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Collection Item(s):


Piveteau 1970

David, Piveteau 1953

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Linked Pages:

France - Neanderthal



Additional Content

The anterior part of this temporal is missing. The zygomatic apophysis is only represented by its root, thick and high (elevée?), with an almost rectangular section.The tympanic region shows an elliptic internal acoustic meatus (conduit auditif) in an elevated position. On the posterior edge of this meatus, there is a sort of exostosis but it shouldn't be pathologic (Piveteau, 1970). This specimen connects with [udpdata:S1] c) Aude Bergeret, Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angoulême 2005