Image: Le Moustier Homo neanderthalensis skull angled view

Le Moustier Homo neanderthalensis skull angled view

Cast of the Le Moustier skull, a 45,000-year-old skull discovered in Le Moustier, France. The distinctive features of Neanderthals are already apparent in this adolescent individual. This shows that these characteristics were genetic and not developed during an individual’s lifetime.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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