Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Circeo Cave Complex

Archaeological site found in 1939 in a cave on Monte Circeo, 100 km south of Rome, Italy, dated to c. 70 kya, containing artifacts and hominid remains including a cranium (Circeo I) and fragmentary mandible (Circeo II), both attributed to Homo neanderthalensis, with a cranial capacity of 1500 cm3. The individual may have been intentionally sacrificed, then portions buried. Aka Monte Circeo; Grotta Guattari (Guattari Cave) is also part of this complex.

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