Mauer 1

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Mauer 1
Unterkiefer von Mauer (Replika).JPG
Catalog number Mauer 1
Species Homo heidelbergensis
Age 500 k or 600 k
Place discovered Mauer, Germany
Date discovered 1907
Discovered by Daniel Hartmann

Mauer 1 is a fossilized mandible and the type specimen of the species Homo heidelbergensis. It was discovered by Daniel Hartmann in Mauer, Germany in 1907.

It is estimated to be about 600,000 years old.[1]

Its characteristics include a heavy jaw similar to Homo erectus but with teeth more similar to more modern humans.

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