Saccopastore 1

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.

Image of Homo neanderthalensis, Saccopastore 1, skull, 3/4 view
Saccopastore 1
Exhibit item
Rome, Italy
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
Mario Grazioli
Between 130,000 and 100,000 years old