Mauer Jaw



The Mauer Jaw, type specimen of Homo heidelbergensis, is shown below. This specimen was originally found in 1907 in a sandpit near the village of Mauer, not far from Heidelberg, Germany and was first described by Otto Schötensack (1908). It is much more heavily built ("robust") than that of a modern human. The upper jaw of this individual has never been found. Nor have any teeth or any other part of the skeleton.

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From Schötensack (1908): Mauer Jaw, superior aspect

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