A Neanderthal infant from the Barakai Cave, Western Caucasus

M. Faerman, U. Zilberman, P. Smith, V. Kharitonov, V. Batsevitz

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The mandible of the infant found in Mousterian context in the Barakai Cave, Western Caucasus, displays a suite of distinctively Neanderthal characteristics, expressed in the size and shape of the mandible and teeth, absence of chin and taurodontic teeth with extremely thin enamel. The stage of dental development suggests an age of 3 years relative to standards for modern children. When compared to Neanderthal mandibles of children of similar dental age the Barakai mandible is relatively large and robust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-415
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Barakai
  • Mandible
  • Neanderthal
  • Teeth


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