Early Hominid Remains

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Atapuerca Oldest in Europe (0.78 - 1 million years ago)
Fossil Hominid Sites 2.3-million year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed "Mrs. Ples")
Gorham's Cave Complex Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans
Lake Turkana Human fossils (at Koobi Fora) include the remains of Australopithecus robustus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens.
Lenggong Valley .. anatomically modern humans represented by the Kota Tampan site of 70,000 BP moved through the valley reaching Australia as represented at Lake Mungo by 50,000 BP. Similarly the Perak Man site of 10,000 BP and the other nearby burial sites in the Bukit Kepala Gajah Massif are thought to represent the later passage of Australomelanesoid man to Indonesia, Melanesia and Australia. (AB ev)
Lower Valley of the Awash 'Lucy', who is estimated to have lived 3.1 million years ago.
Lower Valley of the Omo "discovery of the earliest known fossil fragments of Homo Sapiens that have been dated circa 195,000 years old."
Mount Carmel Caves
Ngorongoro Based on fossil evidence found at the Olduvai Gorge, it is known that various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years.
Peking Man Site Peking Man (0.2 - 0.5 million years old)
Sangiran Early Man Site Java Man (0.8 - 1.2 million years old)
Vézère Valley Abri de Cro-Magnon
Western Caucasus Archaeologists have found more than 150 Neanderthal sites along with the remains of mammoths, aurochs, and wild horses. (EOEarth)
Willandra Lakes Mungo Man and Lady


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Early Hominid Remains?

Send it to me!

A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source