A late Middle Pleistocene hominid: Biache-Saint-Vaast 2, North France

Gaspard GUIPERT, Marie-Antoinette de LUMLEY, Alain TUFFREAU & Bertrand MAFART

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 10 (1) - Pages 21-33

Published on 28 February 2011

Among the Middle Pleistocene human remains discovered in Biache-Saint-Vaast (Pas-de-Calais, France), three cranial fragments were attributed to the same individual: Biache-Saint-Vaast 2 (BSV2). Three-dimensional virtual imaging methods have been used to assemble the various bones and to study the endocranial cavities. The fact that these remains showed most of the classical Neanderthal characteristics as well as several plesiomorphic characteristics suggests the existence of a phyletic relationship with the early European Neanderthals.


Biache-Saint-Vaast 1, Biache-Saint-Vaast 2, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo neanderthalensis, North France

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