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Neanderthal man – A 1888 reconstruction

Reconstruction of the head of Neanderthal man (Neanderthal 1) and published in Germany in 1888. Based on discoveries found in 1856 about two feet below the surface in a limestone cave, Kleine Feldhofer Grotte, in the Neander valley some eight miles (thirteen kilometres) east of Düsseldorf.

Credit: Schaaffhausen, Hermann (1888)