Homo heidelbergensis skull, Broken Hill 1

Homo heidelbergensis skull, Broken Hill 1

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Caption: Homo heidelbergensis skull. This is the Broken Hill 1 (Kabwe 1) fossil skull, originally classified as Homo rhodesiensis (Rhodesian Man). It was discovered in 1921 in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (present-day Kwabe, Zambia). The first early human fossil found in Africa, it is thought to be between 125,000 and 300,000 years old. H. heidelbergensis is an extinct hominin species from the same genus as modern humans.

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