Anthropological Skull Model (La Chapelle-Aux-Saints)
The La Chapelle-aux-Saints Anthropological Skull Model is a high-quality and extremely accurate replica skull. The skull is one of a series, which are featured in the museum collection at the Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics for Biologists.
This skull, and the rest of the collection, is ideal for the classroom for teaching and learning about our ancestors.
About the Model
The casting is very true-to-life, having been produced from scientifically-made copies of specimens featured in German University collections. This means that all the details in each anthropological skull have been reproduced absolutely accurately. The model is mounted on an attractive display pedestal, containing a relief map of the geographical area where the specimen was found. A multi-lingual, detailed information booklet is also included.
About La Chapelle-aux-Saints
This particular skull is from a Neanderthal man (Homo neanderthalensis) and was discovered in France, in 1908. It is one of the most controversial skulls to be excavated. The owner of the skull was at least 40 years old, with severe arthritis and a misshapen face that was missing part of his jaw and many teeth. Despite these deformities, the skull showed that he was much more like us in appearance than had previously been believed.
Features of the Anthropological Skull Model
- High-quality replica skull based on a 1908 Neanderthal excavation
- All details have been reproduced with the utmost accuracy
- Mounted on an attractive display pedestal containing a relief map
- Multi-lingual, detailed information booklet is also included
- Great tool for teaching and learning about the anatomy of early human species
Specifications of the La Chapelle-aux-Saints Model
- Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 22.5cm
- Weight: 0.9kg