Arago 21

Arago 21
Exhibit item
Site: 
Tautavel, France
Date of discovery: 
1971
Discovered by: 
Henry and Marie Antoinette de Lumley
Age: 
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