Neanderthal child skull (70,000 years).
The Homo neanderthalensis child skull Teshik-Tash was discovered by A. Okladnikov in Uzbekistan in 1938. This skull helped establish the easternmost range of Neanderthals. It has been suggested that this skeleton was buried in a ritual fashion. With an estimated age of 9 years, this young boy had matured enough physically to exhibit distinctive Neanderthal characteristics, such as a large face and nasal area, a long, low cranium, a mandible without a chin, and a maturing brow ridge. The original cranium was reconstructed from approximately 150 fragments.
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