Image: Steinheim skull front view

Steinheim skull front view

Cast of the Steinheim skull discovered in1933 in Steinheim, Germany. The face of the Steinheim skull is shaped like those of other Homo heidelbergensis individuals although it is less robust and may belong to an adult female. The cranium, however, is Neanderthal-like as it is very rounded at the rear and has a slight depression in the occipital bone at the back of the skull.

Carl Bento
© Australian Museum

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