Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Engis

Archaeological site found in 1829 in the Meuse River Valley near Liege, Belgium, dated to an Upper Périgordian Mousterian horizon, and that contains Upper Paleolithic (Aurignacian) artifacts and hominid remains then attributed to Homo neanderthalensis, including a two-year-old child’s partial cranium; a second partial cranium, since deteriorated; a third skull, dated to only 8 kya, was apparently intrusive. An original Ethiopian attribution has not withstood the test of time. Aka Engis child.