Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Vértesszöllös

Archaeological site found in 1964 near Budapest, Hungary, dated to 475-185 kya (210-160 kya, U series on travertines), and that contains chopper/chopping tool and microlith artifacts attributed to the Buda industry. The hominid remains from at least two individuals include juvenile teeth and an adult occiput with thin bones but also with a sharp nuchal angle, possibly male, having a cranial capacity of 1300 cm3, and attributed to the earlier archaic Homo sapiens group.

Cf. Homo heidelbergensis.

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