HOMINID FOSSILS REPRODUCTIONS 3


Reproductions of hominid fossils at real size, the reproduction reference is under each description (link to prices in the menu). Images are often clickable to access other views of the reproduction. There may be some (small) color variations between actual reproductions and photos.

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-1.5 millions d'années

Mandible of Homo erectus KNMER 730

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of a mandible of Homo erectus KNMER 730 This lower left jaw was found by Meave Leakey near Koobi Fora in 1970. The teeth are very worn and evidence of a bad disease gums show that the jaw belonged to a very old individual. He was found at the foot of a steep cliff with some pieces of his skull 

REF: KN730-max
Mandible Homo erectus KNMER 730

-1.4 millions d'années

Homo Erectus skull Olduvai Hominid 9 (OH 9)

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of Olduvai Hominid skull number 9 (OH 9) , known as Chellean Man, fossilized skull cap of an early hominin, found at Olduvai Gorge by Louis Leakey in 1960 Dating approximately 1.4 million years. Its cranial capacity is estimated at more than 1067 cm3, the highest value among all known African Homo erectus specimens. 

REF: OH9
Crâne Homo Erectus Olduvai OH 9

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Homo Erectus skull "the child of Mojokerto"

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of a child's skull Erectus, the child of Mojokerto discovered in 1936 by Ralph von Koenigswald. He named the fossil homo modjokertensis (after the nearby town of Mojokerto) and was eventually classified as Homo erectus just like Java Man and the many hominin fossils that von Koenigswald and others found at Sangiran . It is dated around 1.4 million years ago. According to the latest studies, the child must have been around a year old. This is the only available fossil of a very young Homo erectus child, which increases its scientific value.

REF: MOJO
crane Erectus enfant de Mojokerto

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Homo ergaster skull KNM ER 3883

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the KNM ER 3883 skull of the species Homo ergaster. The fossil was discovered by Richard Leakey in 1976 at Koobi Fora, east of Lake Turkana in Kenya. Researchers calculated that the fossil is approximately 1.6 million years old and probably represents a man. KNM ER 3883 is more robust and a little larger than KNM ER 3733. The skull is long and low and has a marked post-orbital constriction. The zygomatic bones are massive with a fairly broad face. Shows a cranial capacity greater than any previous hominid capacity estimated at 804 ml. 

REF: habilis-1813-R
Homo ergaster KNM ER 3883

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Mandible Homo erectus ERGASTER KNM-ER 992

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of a 1.5 million year old mandible of Homo erectus ERGASTER KNM ER 992 discovered by Richard Leakey in 1971 at Lake Turkana, Kenya. The mandible was considered by C. Groves and V. Mazak to be the holotype specimen of Homo ergaster. It was found in two halves, with missing incisors, part of the left condyle. The mandible is more slender than Australopithecus, with relatively small teeth 

REF: ERG-992 max
Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1805

-800.000 ans

Skull of Homo Antecessor child of Gran Dolina

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin, with base of a skull of Homo Antecessor specimen designated under the reference skull of the child of Gran Dolina , discovered in 1994 in Atapuerca, Spain. Dating 820,000 years Homo antecessor is an extinct species of the genus Homo (pre-Neanderthal)
More than a hundred hominid remains were discovered at the bottom of a well. The cranial capacity of Homo antecessor is estimated at 1000 cm3. Its general facial morphology brings it closer to Homo sapiens, its jaw rather reminiscent of that of a Neanderthal.  

REF: ANTE
Homo Antecessor enfant de la Gran Dolina

-700.000 ans

Homo Erectus Zhoukoudian X skull

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the partial skull of Homo Erectus named Zhoukoudian X.
It was discovered by excavation workers under the direction of Franz Weidenreich in 1938. The site of Zhoukoudian Cave lies approximately 50 km southwest of central Beijing, and was known for its fossil evidence of ancient humans since 1926. This fossil is from locus L, one of three partial skulls from this area of the site. Dating between 680,000 and 780,000 years ago.

REF: Zhou-X
Homo Erectus Zhoukoudian X

-610.000 ans

Mauer's mandible (Homo heidelbergensis)

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the Mauer's mandible (Homo heidelbergensis) It is the oldest fossil of the Homo genus discovered in Germany. It was found in 1907 in a sand pit in the town of Mauer, about 10 km southeast of Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg. It was used to define a new species, Homo heidelbergensis, of which it constitutes the holotype2. In 2010, the mandible was dated to 609,000 

REF: MAUER
mandible Mauer (Homo heidelbergensis)

-600.000 ans

Homo Sapiens Archaic BODO

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the skull and lower jaw of ANCIENT ARCHAIC HOMO SAPIENS BODO
The incomplete skull discovered in 1976 (81 and 90) in the Awash valley, Ethiopia, was associated with Levallois flakes which allow it to be dated to around 600,000 years ago Bodo is considered an intermediate between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens anatomically. modern ; it is classified as part of the ANCIENT ARCHAIC HOMO SAPIENS or sometimes among Homo heidelbergensis 

REF: Bodo
Homo Sapiens Archaïque BODO

-400.000 ans

Homo erectus pekinensis skull

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of the skull of Sinanthropus pekinensis Pekin man by his former name, he is today attached to the subspecies Homo erectus pekinensis .
The fossils attributed to him were mostly discovered by Davidson Black during the years 1923-1927, during excavations at Zhoukoudian near Beijing, China. 250,000 to 400,000 years old (Middle Pleistocene), its discovery once led people to believe that Man had appeared in Asia.
Large skull box, brain volume of 1000 to 1300 cc
Long size 20 cm
Taille long 20 cm

REF: HE-PEK-R
Homo erectus pekinensis

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Skull of Arago XXI Man of Tautavel

Reproduction in bioplastic and resin, life size, of the Arago skull XXI Man of Tautavel
The expression "Tautavel man" designates a set of fossils of hominids of the genus Homo, dating from approximately 300 to 450,000 years ago, discovered in the Caune de l'Arago (Tautavel Pyrénées-Orientales) from 1971 by the Henry de Lumley's team For some scientists, Tautavel man belongs to the group of anteneanderthals, in other words European Homo erectus, while for others it is a representative of the species Homo heidelbergensis
scale 1:1 height 17cm 

REF: TAUTAV-R
crâne Arago XXI Homme de Tautavel

-350.000 ans

Homo heidelbergensis Petralona 1

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the skull of homo heidelbergensis Petralona 1 discovered in 1960 in the Petralona cave in Chalkidiki (Greece) The fossil belongs to a male individual of around thirty years old and presents a combination of morphological traits ancient and modern
It is generally attributed today to the species Homo heidelbergensis The dating of the Petralona 1 skull would be between 150 and 350,000 years old, but it remains controversial, with Dr Poulianos estimating it at 700,000 years old.

REF: PETRA
homo heidelbergensis Petralona 1

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Homo heidelbergensis atapuerca 5 skull

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the skull and lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis specimen atapuerca 5 discovered in Spain (caverns of Sima de los Huesos Sierra de Atapuerca) in 1992 by Juan-Luis Arsuaga
Homo heidelbergensis, traces of which were discovered in Atapuerca (dating around 350,000 years ago), was considered the first European hominid until the appearance of Homo antecessor According to the latest phylogenetic research, Homo heidelbergensis would result of an evolution since Homo antecessor having disappeared from Europe around 700,000 years ago, although some anthropologists consider Homo heidelbergensis to be "late Homo erectus" Around 200,000 years ago, Homo heidelbergensis evolved to give rise to the Neanderthals
Casting scale 1:1 long skull 21cm  

REF: ATAP-R
Crâne homo heidelbergensis atapuerca 5

-300.000 ans

Homo sapiens archaic Jebel Irhoud 1

 Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the archaic homo sapiens skull Djebel Irhoud 1 , discovered in 1961 by workers in the mine at the Djebel Irhoud site in Morocco.
The recent dating of the fossils from Jebel Irhoud, brought to 315,000 years, has made it possible to push back the origins of the human species by almost 100,000 years, to move its origins hitherto located in East and South Africa. , but also to question theories on its dispersal in Africa.
This would make the Djebel Irhoud fossils with their archaic characteristics, the oldest recognized remains of homo sapiens. 

REF: DJEBEL1
homo sapiens archaïque Djebel Irhoud 1

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Mandible Irhoud 11

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the Irhoud 11 mandible , an almost complete adult mandible, discovered during the excavation campaign from 2007 to 2016, with 16 additional fossil bones, Irhoud 7 to 22, representing at least five individuals, three adults, a teenager and a child4. Among this set of new fossils, it is worth mentioning Irhoud 10, bringing together skull elements, and Irhoud 11

REF: M-DJEBEL11
mandibule Irhoud 11

-300.000 ans

Homo steinheimensis skull

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin,
of Homo steinheimensis The Steinheim skull was discovered in Germany, near Stuttgart, in 1933. It is dated to around 300,000 years ago. Despite its age, it has many modern characteristics. Its phyletic position is still in question. Modern man, Neanderthal...?
Analysis of the fossilized skull found in Steinheim (Baden-Württemberg) revealed a meningioma (skull cancer) almost equivalent in size to most of the same tumors diagnosed today.
Size long 18 cm 

REF: STEIN-R
Crâne Homo steinheimensis

-300.000 ans

Homo rhodesiensis skull

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of a skull of Homo rhodesiensis known as “Broken Hill Man” or “Kabwe Man”
He would be the ancestor of Homo sapiens, and descendant of Homo antecessor According to the most recent opinion of experts, the Rhodesian Man would belong to the group of Homo heidelbergensis although other names have also been proposed such as “Archaic Homo sapiens” and “Homo sapiens rhodesiensis”.
Dating between 125,000 and 300,000 years Cranial capacity 1,300 cm³
Size long 22 cm

REF: ROD1-R
crâne d'Homo rhodesiensis

-260.000 ans

Archaic sapiens skull The Man from Florisbad

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the skull of Florisbad Man a partial human fossil, discovered in 1932 by Thomas F. Dreyer in Florisbad in South Africa. The fossil is dated to around 260,000 years ago.
It was associated with a lithic industry from the Middle Paleolithic of Africa, otherwise called Middle Stone Age. Originally attributed by its discoverer to the species Homo helmei, this specimen has been considered since 2017 as an archaic form of the species Homo sapiens, like the slightly older fossils found in Djebel Irhoud (Morocco), and dated in 2017 to be around 300,000 years old. The frontal bone has a completely modern shape, suggesting a spatial relationship between the face and the cranial vault very similar to that of Homo sapiens, although the frontal lobes are particularly large, as in H. neanderthalensis. The parietal bone presents an anatomy very close to more archaic species like heidelbergensis 

REF: FLORISB
Crâne sapiens archaïque L'Homme de Florisbad

-250.000 ans

Homo naledi DH1 skull

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the skull and lower jaw of Homo naledi DH1 discovered in September 2015 by Lee Rogers Berger1. The fossils were found in the Rising Star Caves, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
The discovery and analysis of new remains found in a second chamber was made in May 2017 by John Hawks.
Homo naledi presents traits bringing it closer to the genus Australopithecus, notably with a small size and a small cranial volume, but also to the first representatives of the genus Homo, with which it shares other characteristics. it was finally dated in 2017 to between only 236,000 and 335,000 years ago 

REF: NALED
Homo naledi DH1

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Skull of Homo naledi LES1 NEO

Reproduction, in bioplastic and resin, life size, of the skull of Homo Naledi specimen LES1 "Neo " The remains of at least 15 individuals were discovered in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa and announced as a new human species in 2015 The remains date from approximately 335,000 to 236,000 years ago. LES1 is a relatively complete skull found in the Lesedi room of a male nicknamed Neo (“gift” in the Sesotho language). Brain size approximately 610 ml. The associated postcranial remains from locality 102a probably belong to the same individual and form a partial skeleton with the skull 

REF: Neo
Homo naledi LES1 NEO

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Hand and Foot of Homo naledi

Life-size reproduction in bioplastic and resin of the hand, foot, proximal femur and humerus of Homo naledi discovered in September 2015 by Lee Rogers Berger1. The fossils were found in the Rising Star Caves, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

REF: NALED_BONES
Main et pied Homo naledi

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Skull of Homo sapiens Male from Eliye Springs KNM-ES-11693

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of the skull of Eliye Springs Man KNM-ES-11693 fossil skull of Homo sapiens , discovered in 1983 at Eliye Springs, on the western shore of Lake Turkana, in Kenya.
It is estimated to be 200,000 to 300,000 years old based on its morphology, because its discovery on the surface did not allow a dating based on stratigraphy to be advanced.
This specimen is not yet a fully modern Homo sapiens, as shown by the lack of a forehead on this bulky skull. It had a large brain and the skull is very robust. It is not yet clear to which species this specimen should be assigned, with some researchers placing it in Homo helmei (the name given to an archaic form of H. sapiens found in South Africa) and others in H. heidelbergensis  

REF: SPRING
Crâne Homo sapiens Homme d'Eliye Springs

-150.000 ans

Neanderthal skull Ehringsdorf

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of a Neanderthal skull discovered in Weimar-Ehringsdorf . In 1928 German anthropologist Franz Weidenreich suggested that the remains were those of a woman approximately 20 to 30 years old. The skull, like those found before it, displayed distinct ancient attributes (before 300 ka). Although classified as an early Neanderthal type, the skull bears some features found in the species Homo sapiens. Dating approximately 150,000 years 

REF: EHRING
Neanderthal skull Ehringsdorf

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Skull of Homo Longi (Harbin Man or Dragon man)

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction of the skull of Homo Longi (Harbin Man or Dragon man)
Discovered in 1933 in Heilongjiang province "Black Dragon River" in China, this skull is one of the best preserved human fossils from the mid-Pleistocene. The skull is very massive but with a normal-sized brain. It is dated 146,000 years ago. skull exhibits a mosaic combination of primitive and more modern features, distinguishing it from all other human species
Harbin man is closer to Homo Sapiens than Neanderthals are 

REF: LONGI
Homo Longi (Homme de Harbin ou Dragon man)

-140.000 ans

Skull of Homo sapiens idaltu (HERTO) BOU-VP-16/1

Reproduction in bioplastic and resin Real size of a skull of Homo sapiens idealtu (HERTO) BOU-VP-16/1
Homo sapiens idaltu (or Herto Man) is the name given to a group of bones, three skulls found in Ethiopia in 1997 by Tim White's team, near the village of Herto Dated 154,000 years ago, this fossil has was the oldest representative of the species Homo sapiens until February 2005, with the dating of two skulls called Omo 1 and Omo 2, dated 195,000 years ago. Compared to ours, Herto's skulls are slightly wider and longer. This one is specimen BOU-VP-16/1 adult male skull

REF: IDAL-R
Homo sapiens idaltu (HERTO) BOU-VP-16/1

-120.000 ans

Skhul V Archaic Sapiens male skull

Life-size bioplastic and resin reproduction, Skhul V archaic Sapiens male skull
The remains of seven adults and three children were discovered between 1929 and 1935 in a cave located at Es Skhul in Mount Carmel, Palestine. The skeleton of Skhul V, to whom this skull belongs, was found in a burial position with the mandible of a wild boar on his chest.
Some anatomical features, such as the prominent brow ridges of the Skhul V skull, are reminiscent of archaic man, but Skhul V also has the high, vertical forehead and rounded skull typical of modern human skulls. This fossil represents one of the oldest known members of our species Homo sapiens, largely in its modern form.
Cranial capacity 1500 cc
Size long 19.5 cm

REF: SKHUL
crâne masculin Skhul V Sapiens archaïque

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