Important Fossil Sites Of The Early Europeans

Early Homo erectus (1.8 million-800,000 years BP): Dmanisi (Georgia) (Figure 6), Orce (Spain), Ceprano (Italy)

European Homo erectus (Homo heidelbergensis) (800,000-350,000 years BP):

Atapuerca (Gran Dolina), (Spain); Mauer (Figure 9), Bilzingsleben (Germany) (Figure 10); Arago (France) (Figure 9); Boxgrove (England); Petralona (Figure 9), Apidima (Greece)

Ante-Neanderthals (Homo steinheimensis) in Europe (c. 350,000-180,000 years BP):

Steinheim (Germany) (Figure 12), Swanscombe (England), Vertesszöllös (Hungary), Atapuerca (Sima de los Huesos) (Spain) (Figure 12), Pontnewydd (Wales)

Early Neanderthals in Europe (c. 180,000-90,000 years BP): Wimar-Ehringsdorf (Germany), Krapina (Croatia) (Figure 12), Saccopastore (Italy), Forbes Quarry (Gibraltar) (Figure 2), Altamura (Italy), Ochtendung (Germany)

Classic Neanderthals in Europe and the Near East (Homo neanderthalensis) (c. 90,000-27,000 years BP):

Neandertal (Figure 1), Salzgitter-Lebenstedt (Germany); La Chapelle-aux-Saints (Figure 13), La Ferrasie, La Quina, Le Moustier, St Cesaire, Arcy sur Cure (Figure 17), Arc (France); Engis (Figure 2), La Naulette, Spy (Belgium); Monte Circeo (Italy); Shanidar (Kurdistan) (Figure 13); Kebara (Israel) (Figure 14); Teshik Tash (Uzbekistan); Subalyuk (Hungary); Dederiyeh (Syria)

Greatest extent of the ice in the Pleistocene Coastline in the penultimate ice period

Greatest extent of the ice in the Pleistocene Coastline in the penultimate ice period

Naulette Belgium

Figure 23 The location of important finds of early Europeans.

Hominid find sites: □ Modern humans (Homo sapiens) ir /Wife-Neanderthals, early, and classic Neanderthals (H. neanderthalensis) o Homo erectus and Homo heidelbergensis

Figure 23 The location of important finds of early Europeans.

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