Cro-Magnon 1 Skull


Cro-Magnons are recognized as the earliest know race of modern humans, Homo sapiens. Generally considered the earliest European descendants, Cro-Magnons lived between 10,000 and 35,000 years ago.


Cro-Magnon 1 Skull Replica measures 7.8 inches. The Cro-Magnon 1 Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Early European modern human or EEMH is another name for Cro-Magnon 1. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Homo sapiens. 30,000 year-old cranium of a middle age male. The earliest definitive modern human from western Europe. Cro-Magnon, France.

Cro-Magnon 1 or EEMH was found in an Aurignacian (Upper Paleolithic) site, located in a rock shelter at Les Eyzies, a hamlet in the commune of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Dordogne, southwestern France. Abri de Cro-Magnon or EEMH is part of the UNESCO World Heritage of the Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley.

Most notably, it is the site of the discovery of anatomically modern human remains, apparently buried at the site, dated to about 28,000 years ago.

In 1868, workmen found animal bones, flint tools, and human skulls in the rock shelter. French geologist Louis Lartet was called for excavations, and found the partial skeletons of four prehistoric adults and one infant, along with perforated shells used as ornaments, an object made from ivory, and worked reindeer antler.

These “Cro-Magnon men” were identified as the prehistoric human race of Europe, as distinct from Neanderthal Man, described a few years earlier by William King based on the Neanderthal 1 fossil discovered in Germany in 1856.

Lartet proposed the subspecies name Homo sapiens fossils in 1869. The term Cro-Magnon Man or EEMH soon came to be used in a general sense to describe the oldest modern people in Europe.

By the 1970s, the term was used for any early European modern human or EEMH wherever found, as was the case with the far-flung Jebel Qafzeh remains in Israel and various Paleo Indians in the Americas.

The term “Cro-Magnon” remains in use, but since the late 1990s has typically been restricted to European early modern humans.

Cro-Magnon 1 or EEMH consists of a skull and partial skeletal remains belonging to a male individual, approximately 40 years old. The cranial cavity measures 98 cu in. The capacity of a modern adult anatomically modern human’s cranial cavity is 73 to 104 cu in.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 7.8 in
Cro-Magnon 1 Facts

EEMH have broader and shorter faces, more prominent brow ridges, bigger teeth, shorter upper jaws, more horizontally oriented cheekbones, and more rectangular eye sockets.