Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Apidima Cave

An archaeological cave site found in 1978 in South Peloponnese, Greece, dating to c. 300-100 kya (middle to upper Pleistocene), and containing some 30,000 artifacts in two layers: a middle paleolithic with hominid remains from two individuals (Apidima 1 and Apidima 2) assigned to Homo neanderthalensis (other workers favor H. heidelbergensis); and an upper assemblage dated to 30-20 kya and that contains the remains of 4-6 AMHs. Aka Taenarius man.

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