Engis 2

First Neanderthal ever found

This child Neanderthal's skull was found in 1829, 30 years before Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". However, it was not recognized as an early human fossil until decades later.

Image of Homo neanderthalensis, Engis 2, skull, 3/4 view
Engis 2
Exhibit item
Awirs Cave, Engis, Belgium
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
Philippe-Charles Schmerling
Age uncertain