Surface modifications of the Sima de los Huesos fossil humans.

  title={Surface modifications of the Sima de los Huesos fossil humans.},
  author={Peter Andrews and Y Fernandez Jalvo},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={33 2-3},
The sample of fossil human bones from the Sima de los Huesos, Atapuerca, has been analysed to trace parts of its taphonomic history. The work reported here is restricted to analysis of the skeletal elements preserved and their surface modifications. Preliminary plans of specimen distribution published 6 years ago indicate that the skeletal elements are dispersed within the cave, but more recent data are not yet available. Most of the fossils are broken, with some breakage when the bone was… CONTINUE READING
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