- Comparative Anatomy
Cro-Magnon I was discovered within a limestone shelter by railway workers. At least 5 Homo sapiens individuals ranging in age from infant to adult were recovered from the site, as well as a number of Upper Paleolithic tools. The specimen, dating between 30-32 Ka, includes a cranium, mandible, and post cranial material. Perforated seashells, animal teeth and bones, and lithics were found in association with Cro-Magnon I; and his remains were covered in ochre suggesting a ritualistic burial. Cro-Magnon translates to "big cliff" which refers to a large limestone massif above the village Les Eyzies1. The Cro-Magnon shelter at Les Eyzies was the first widely accepted discovery of anatomically modern H. sapiens2.
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