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Early Human Skull From The Middle Paleolithic Period

Early Human Skull From The Middle Paleolithic Period

In this detailed closeup image, the side view of a human skull from Skhul Cave, dating back to the Middle Paleolithic period approximately 100,000 years ago, is revealed. The skull belongs to an individual estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old, representing the Archaic Homo sapiens. The intricate features of the skull are visible, showcasing the characteristics of this ancient human species. The facial bones, eye sockets, and the contours of the cranium offer a glimpse into the physical attributes of the individual who once inhabited the Skhul Cave. Discovered by Dorothy Garrod during the summer of 1929, Skhul Cave is a prehistoric site of great archaeological significance situated about 20 kilometers south of Haifa, Israel. The cave has yielded multiple human skeletons, providing valuable insights into the ancient populations that lived in the region. The archaeological context, dating, and location underscore the historical importance of this skull. It represents a time when both Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans coexisted in the region, spanning a period from 200,000 to 45,000 years ago. This closeup serves as a portal to the past, allowing viewers to contemplate the physical remains of an individual from a distant era, unraveling the mysteries of human evolution and prehistoric life in the Middle Paleolithic period.

Image ID#: 18035 / Category: Miscellaneous / Price: 499$
Early Human Skull From The Middle Paleolithic Period
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