Cro-Magnon 1

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Catalog number: Cro-Magnon 1
Species: Homo Sapiens
Age: 30,000
Place discovered: France
Date discovered: 1868
Discovered by: Louis Lartet
Reconstriction of whole upper cranium

Cro-Magnon 1 is a fossilized human skull of the sub-species Homo sapiens sapiens. It was discovered, with other Cro-Magnon specimens, in Les Eyzies, France by Louis Lartet in 1868.[1]

It is dated to 27,680±270 Before Present (BP). The cranial cavity measures 1600 cubic centimeters (cm3).[1] The capacity of a modern adult human's cranial cavity is 1200-1700 cm3.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Cro-Magnon 1". Retrieved 14 July 2006.  This dead link transfers to the current Human Evolution by The Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program page, which has a broader range of information.[dead link]
  2. ^ Turchin VF. The Phenomenon of Science. Chapter 5. Retrieved April 17, 2011.