Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Skhul

Archaeological site worked 1929-34 in Mount Carmel, near Haifa, Israel (then Palestine), dated to 90 25 kya (minimum dates 55-33 kya), and that contains Levalloiso-Mousterian artifacts. Hominid remains were originally attributed to neandertaloid Homo sapiens but were more recently assigned to early AMH. Remains of at least ten intentionally buried individuals were found. The Skhul 5 adult male’s cranial capacity has been estimated at 1450-1518 cm3, and he was buried with the jaw bone of a wild boar clasped in his hand. Aka es-Skhul, Mugharet es-Skhul, cave of the kids.

Cf. Qafzeh.

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