The Florisbad Skull was originally discovered by Prof. T.F. Dreyer at the Florisbad site. Prof. Dreyer classified it as Homo helmei to mark its distinctiveness from Homo sapiens fossils. It is now generally either described as "archaic H. sapiens" or assigned to H. heidelbergensis. It may, however, be an intermediate form between H. heidelbergensis and H. sapiens, in which case retention of the H. helmei classification could be appropriate.