Arago 21

Arago 21
Exhibit item
Tautavel, France
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
Henry and Marie Antoinette de Lumley
About 450,000 years old

The features of this cranium are most similar to much larger specimens of Homo heidelbergensis.  Its small size suggests that it is a female of this early human species.

Image of Arago 21, skull, 3/4 view