Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Swanscombe

Archaeological site found in 1935 and reworked in 1955 in the Thames Valley in Kent, England, dating to 400-225 kya (Mindel-Riss, or second interglacial), and that contains thousands of Middle Acheulean flint handaxes and worked bones. Hominid remains include a partial face and three separate parietal fragments of a variety of archaic Homo sp. (see Homo swanscombensis), including that of a possible female, with a 1325 cm3 cranial capacity and with a suprainiac fossa but no bun. Aka Barnfield Pit, presapiens man.

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