A cervical human vertebra of a young adult, corresponding to the Mousterian period (70,000-40,000 B.P.) excavated from the Hayonim Cave in Israel, is described here. Its morphological characteristics, size and shape, do not differ from corresponding vertebrae of present-day man. This gives further support to the concept that some ancient populations of the Mousterian period of Israel were very similar to modern man.
- Mousterian man
- vertebral column