Homo sapiens

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  • Common Name:

    Fish Hoek 1

  • Geologic Age:

    12 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    1927-1929

  • Discovered By:

    V. and B. Peers

  • Discovery Location:

    Fish Hoek (Skildergat), near Cape Town, South Africa

  • Cranial Capacity:

    1600 cc

  • Sex:

    Male


Upper Cave 101

  • Geologic Age:

    34 Ka - 10 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    1930

  • Discovered By:

    W. Pei

  • Discovery Location:

    Upper Cave, Zhoukoudian, China

  • Specimen Age:

    Adult

  • Sex:

    Male

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Upper Cave 102

  • Geologic Age:

    34 Ka - 10 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    1930

  • Discovered By:

    W. Pei

  • Discovery Location:

    Upper Cave, Zhoukoudian, China

  • Specimen Age:

    Young Adult

  • Sex:

    Female

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Gamble's Cave 4

  • Geologic Age:

    8,210 Ya

  • Discovery Date:

    1928-1929

  • Discovered By:

    L.S.B. Leakey

  • Discovery Location:

    Gamble's Cave II, Elmenteita, Kenya

  • Sex:

    Undetermined

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Cro-Magnon 1

  • Geologic Age:

    32 Ka - 30 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    Mar 1868

  • Discovered By:

    Louis Lartet & Henry Christy

  • Discovery Location:

    Abri Cro-Magnon, Les Eyzies, France

  • Cranial Capacity:

    <1,600 cc

  • Specimen Age:

    Adult

  • Sex:

    Male

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.


Skhul V

  • Geologic Age:

    90 Ka

  • Discovery Date:

    2 May 1932

  • Discovered By:

    Theordore McCown & Hallum Movius Jr.

  • Discovery Location:

    Skhul Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel

  • Cranial Capacity:

    1518 cc

  • Specimen Age:

    Adult, 30 - 40 years old

  • Sex:

    Male

In 1931-1932, the remains of at least 10 adults were discovered in a rock shelter on the western flank of Mount Carmel in Israel. The skeleton known as Skhul V was found in situ among these remain, and dates to approximately 90 Ka2. Skhul V was intentionally buried and was appeared to be holding a wild boar jaw to its chest when excavated, which provide implication on the behavior and rituals of early anatomically modern humans1. Additionally, this specimen, and other individuals recovered along with Skhul V, provides information on the migrations of anatomically modern humans out of Africa.