La Ferrassie 1
Mold of La Ferrassie 1
|Catalog no.||La Ferrassie 1|
|Place discovered||La Ferrassie, France|
|Discovered by||Capitan & Peyrony|
La Ferrassie 1 is a male Neanderthal skeleton estimated to be 70–50,000 years old. It was discovered at the La Ferrassie site in France by Louis Capitan and Denis Peyrony in 1909. The skull is the most complete Neanderthal skull ever found. With a cranial capacity of 1641 cm3, it is the second largest hominid skull ever discovered, after Amud 1, another Neanderthal.
The skull displays many of the "classic" examples of Neanderthal anatomy, including a low sloping forehead and large nasal openings. His leg and feet bones makes it clear that Neanderthals walked upright like modern humans. The teeth are well preserved and the incisors are heavily worn down, suggesting they were used to hold objects.
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