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Arago 21

Image of Arago 21, skull, 3/4 view
Arago 21
Exhibit Item
Site: Tautavel, France
Year of Discovery: 1971
Discovered by: Henry and Marie Antoinette de Lumley
Age: About 450,000 years old

Arago 21

The features of this cranium are most similar to much larger specimens of Homo heidelbergensis.  Its small size suggests that it is a female of this early human species.

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