Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Ternifine

Archaeological site found in 1872, reworked in 1954-55, located near Mascara, Oran, Algeria, dated to 700 kya (Middle Pleistocene), and that contains hundreds of Acheulean and Clactonian quartzite artifacts. The hominid remains include three chinless mandibles, some isolated teeth, and a cranial fragment of Atlanthropus mauritanicus (now attributed to Homo erectus). Often favorably compared with specimens from Zhoukoudian (Locality 1). Aka Tighennif, Pelikao.

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