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Saccopastore 1

Image of Homo neanderthalensis, Saccopastore 1, skull, 3/4 view
Saccopastore 1
Exhibit Item
Site: Rome, Italy
Year of Discovery: 1929
Discovered by: Mario Grazioli
Age: Between 130,000 and 100,000 years old

A nose for the cold

Like other Neanderthals, this male had a large nose that warmed and humidified cold, dry air and helped him survive in cold climates.

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