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Cro-Magnon 1 fossil skull. This specimen is a fossil of the skull of an elderly male. It dates from around 28,000 years ago, and was found in the Dordogne region in southern France in 1868. Cro-Magnons were an early European culture of modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens). A study carried out in 2010 found that this specimen's cranium (and hence 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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