Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Bilzingsleben

Nineteenth century archaeological site that was reworked in 1927, 1974-7, and the 1990s, located near Erfurt, East Germany, dated to about 230 kya (Th/U), and that contains chopper-like artifacts, chisels and knives (a microclactonian flake industry). Hominid remains include a taurodont molar (1927), many cranial fragments (supra-orbital torus, sharp nuchal angle, thick bones, possibly male), and a mandible (E7), all attributed to the older archaic Homo cf. erectus group. Aka Steinrinne Quarry.

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