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Cro-Magnon 1 research. Researcher with an endocast of the Cro-Magnon 1 fossil skull (left). This fossil, from an elderly male, dates from around 28,000 years ago, and 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 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), Paris, France, one of the departments of the French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN).
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