Neanderthal mandible, plaster cast
R. F. Damon and Co (estab. 1850)
Plaster cast of a mandible from a Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis). It is a complete mandible of a juvenile, missing all teeth except the right first molar. This mandible was discovered in 1888 in Malarnaud Cave in France - the first evidence for Neanderthals in France. These casts were bought by the Anatomy Department in the early 1900s to use as teaching specimens in classes on human anatomy and evolution.
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