This unique replica is supplemented by having it displayed on a pedestal that contains a relief map of the geographical area where the specimen was found.
The Steinheim skull model is the finest casting produced from scientifically made copies of specimens featured in the collection at the Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics for Biologists at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. This means that all the details in each anthropological skull can be reproduced absolutely accurately.
This Steinheim model is a detailed casting from Berkhemer's reconstruction (1936, skull with no jawbone). The original of this skull from a forerunner of Neanderthal man was a Homo (sapiens) steinheimensis aged between about 25 and 35 and was discovered in a gravel in Steinheim, southern Germany, in 1933.
Forerunner of a Neanderthal man or an ancient Homo sapiens.
• Discovered in a gravel pit near Steinheim an der Mur, Germany
• Discovered 1933
• Age, approximately 250,000 years
- Cast from replica of Steinheim skull for accurate reproduction
- Mounted on pedestal for display, with inscribed base depicting geographical area of original skull's discovery
- Made of durable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic for resistance to corrosion
Weight: 1.14 kg
Dimensions: 19 x 12.5 x 21.5 cm
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