Cro-Magnon 1 research. Researchers handling an endocast of the Cro-Magnon 1 fossil skull. This fossil, from an elderly male from around 28,000 years ago, was found in the Dordogne in southern France in 1868. Cro-Magnons were an early European culture of modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens). This 2010 study (by Balzeau and Grimaud-Herve) found that this specimen's brain was around a fifth larger than human brains today. Photographed at the Musee de l'Homme (Museum of Man), French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), Paris, France.
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