Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mauer

Archaeological site found in 1907 in a sand quarry near Heidelberg, Germany, dated to about 700-400 kya (Günz-Mindel interglacial, Pleistocene fauna), and that contains hominid remains, including a robust mandible with a complete dentition, the type specimen for Homo heidelbergensis, which possesses a mosaic of features such as no chin but relatively small teeth. The mandible has been attributed by others to the earlier archaic cf. Homo erectus group. The mandible was found in association with horse and rhinoceros remains. Aka Mauer Jaw, Heidelberg Man and Rösch sandpit.

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