Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Altamura

Archaeological site found by spelunkers in 1993 near Altamura, Italy, dated to an estimated 500 kya. Contains unexcavated hominid remains including the complete skeleton of an adult male coated by calcium nodules and partly obscured by stalactites. Originally attributed to Homo neanderthalensis but more recently considered by some researchers to be Homo heidelbergensis.