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General Information

Name: Broken Hill 1

Synonym Name(s): Rhodesian Man, Kabwe Cranium

First Description: Woodward 1921

Repository: Natural History Museum, London

Property Status: Legal Property, Natural History Museum (NHM), London

Copyright Holder(s): Chris Stringer

Curator(s): Chris Stringer

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Taxon / Sex / Age Group

Taxon: Homo heidelbergensis

Sex: Male

Age Group: adult (20y or more)




Pathology / Preservation

Pathology: cranial traumatic lesions, dental caries, alveolar abscess

Pathology Bibliography: Schwartz & Tattersall 2003

Preserved Skeletal Party: cranium/cranial fragment

Laterality: unknown

Polarity: -

Preservation: complete

Preservation Details:

Human Activity: no signs

Carnivore Activity: unknown


Age Determination

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Dating Association: Relative Dating

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Linked Files / Pages

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Collection Item(s):

Bibliography: Schwartz & Tattersall 2003; Seidler et al. 1997

Multimedia Files: CT Broken Hill 1, info

Linked Pages: Zambia - Homo heidelbergensis



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