Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Steinheim

Archaeological site found in 1933 in a gravel quarry near Steinheim, Germany, dating estimated from 200 kya (Mindel-Riss interglacial) to as recent as 100 kya; contains hominid remains consisting of a distorted gracile calvaria, probably female, with a cranial capacity of 1100 cm3, small mastoid, broad nose, double-arched supra-orbital torus, suprainiac fossa, high parietal width and no bun. Assigned to the later anteneandertal or archaic Homo sapiens group. Aka Sigrist gravel pit.

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