A Mousterian third cervical vertebra from Hayonim Cave, Israel

B. Arensburg, H. Nathan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-194,IN1,195
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980


  • Israel
  • Mousterian man
  • vertebral column


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