Oase 2

Oase 2
Exhibit item
PeÅŸtera cu Oase, Romania
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
Ştefan Milota, Ricardo Rodrigo, Oana Moldovan and João Zilhão
About 41,500–39,500 years old
Homo sapiens

This skull looks modern but retains a few archaic traits, such as wide cheek bones. Some scientists wonder if this means that on rare occasions Homo sapiens interbred with Neanderthals, who lived in Europe at the same time.

Image of Oase 2, Pestera cu Oase, Romania, side view