Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Pontnewydd Cave

Archaeological site found in 1874 and reworked in 1980/85 in the lower Elwy Valley of North Wales, dated to 225-200 kya (TL), and that contains Acheulean artifacts manufactured from crude rhyolites and volcanic tuffs. Hominid remains include dental, mandibular and vertebral fragments assigned to the younger, archaic, anteneandertal, or archaic Homo sp. indet. group; the molar teeth are markedly taurodont.

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