Dating the skull from Broken Hill, Zambia, and its position in human evolution

  title={Dating the skull from Broken Hill, Zambia, and its position in human evolution},
  author={R. Gr{\"u}n and A. Pike and F. McDermott and S. Eggins and G. Mortimer and M. Aubert and L. Kinsley and R. Joannes-Boyau and M. Rumsey and C. Denys and J. Brink and T. Clark and C. Stringer},
The cranium from Broken Hill (Kabwe) was recovered from cave deposits in 1921, during metal ore mining in what is now Zambia 1 . It is one of the best-preserved skulls of a fossil hominin, and was initially designated as the type specimen of Homo rhodesiensis , but recently it has often been included in the taxon Homo heidelbergensis 2 – 4 . However, the original site has since been completely quarried away, and—although the cranium is often estimated to be around 500 thousand years old 5 – 7… Expand
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