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Approximate age:290,000 years old=average of minimum (0.240 Ma) and maximum (0.340 Ma)

Date based on: Biochronology See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Adam, K. D. (1954). Die mittelpleistozinen Faunen von Steinheim an der Murr (Württemberg). Quaternaria, 1, 131-144.

Hominids: Homo heidelbergensis      


Important specimens: Steinheim cranium

Notes: Probable female with some evidence of perimortem modification. Steinheim cranium found by Karl Sigrist, owner of gravel pit where it was found, 1933. Given to Fritz Berckhemer, a paleontologist. No archaeology from site. Berckhemer, F. (1933). Ein Menschen-Sch‰del aus den diluvialen Schottern von Steinheim ad Murr. Anthropologischer Anzeiger, 10(4), 318-321.

Location: Sigrist gravel pit, North of Stuttgart, Germany
Map location/coordinates reference: Location taken from drawing in Adam, K. D. (1954). Die mittelpleistozinen Faunen von Steinheim an der Murr (Württemberg). Quaternaria, 1, 131-144. This is much more accurate than other reported locations on the web, which generally either position the site in the rough center of Steinheim an der Murr or at the Steinheim museum.

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