- Comparative Anatomy
50 Ka - 40 Ka
Miners in a limestone cave
Felderhofer Grotto, Düsseldorf, Neander Valley, Germany
The holotype, Neanderthal 1, displays "classic" Neanderthal characteristics often found in Western European specimens. The skullcap has a pronounced, double-arched browridge, a low receding forehead, a long low braincase, and bulging sidewalls2. Neanderthal 1 is of particular importance as its discovery prompted research in paleoanthropology and brought a scientific approach to the study.
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