The Mauer Jaw was discovered in a gravel pit near Heidelberg, Germany in 1907. Its lack of a chin, ample retro-molar space and smaller tooth size earned the distinction of it being considered the type specimen of Homo heidelbergensis. The jaw is dated to be approximately 500,000 years old.
|catalog type||Catalog Product|
|scientific class||Fossil Hominids|
|scientific order||Order: Fossil Hominids|
|scientific family||Family: Fossil Hominidae|