Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Vogelherd Cave

Archaeological site found in 1931 in the Swabian Jura near Stetten, Germany, dated stratigraphically to 36-30 kya, and that contains Aurignacian artifacts (including carved ivory sculptures of horses) and hominid remains (Stetten 1-5) including a cranial vault
(1) and a robust humerus
(3) assigned to Homo sapiens (cf. Cro-Magnon). Although this site had been used to confirm that AMHs were the bearers of the Aurignacian tools, recent 14C direct dating of the skeletal material (5-3.9 kya) suggests that they may be intrusive, and not associated with the artifacts. Aka Stetten, Vogelherdhohle.

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