Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Jebel Irhoud

Archaeological site excavated in 1961-8 near Safi, Morocco, dated to 150 kya (190-87, by ESR dating; Middle Pleistocene), and that contains Middle Paleolithic (Aterian) artifacts (see LevalloisoMousterian). Hominid remains of at least five individuals are now attributed to late archaic Homo sapiens. One of the skulls has a cranial capacity of 1305 cm3, one of 1480 cm3. Often compared to Saccopastore, Amud, and Skhul

5. An original proposal for a Neandertal attribution has had little recent support. Aka Djebel Ibhoud, Ighoud.

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