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  • #1451

    Story of Sapiens
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    Modder River Mouth

    Site Type:
    Fossil Site
    Location:
    South Africa
    Name:
    Modder River Mouth
    Coordinates:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=-33.4811&mlon=18.3069&zoom=15#map=7/-33.481/18.307

    Notable Discoveries:
    SAM 4796
    SAM 4798
    SAM 4810
    SAM 6054a
    SAM 6054b
    SAM 6054c

    SAM 6054a

    Site:
    Modder River Mouth
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1980 [1][3]
    Discovered by:
    Alexander Versveld [1][3]
    Geological Age:
    2,780 years old [1]
    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:
    Juvenile [1][3]
    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Skeleton [1][3]
    Preservation:
    Incomplete [1]
    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     [3]

     [3]

     [3]

    SAM 6054b

    Site:
    Modder River Mouth
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1980 [1][3]
    Discovered by:
    Alexander Versveld [1][3]
    Geological Age:
    2,530 years old [1]
    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:
    Juvenile [1][3]
    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Skeleton [1][3]
    Preservation:
    Incomplete [1]
    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     [3]

     [3]

    SAM 6054c

    Site:
    Modder River Mouth
    Species:
    H. sapiens
    Year of Discovery:
    1980 [1][3]
    Discovered by:
    Alexander Versveld [1][3]
    Geological Age:

    Cultural Attribution:

    Developmental Age:
    Juvenile [1][3]
    Presumed Sex:

    Preserved Skeletal Party:
    Skeleton [1][3]
    Preservation:
    Incomplete [1]
    Preservation Details:

    Anatomical Description:

    Additional Notes:

     [3]

    Sources:
    [1] – A Master Catalogue: Holocene Human Skeletons from South Africa (1993)
    [2] – https://simonhoyte.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/violence-trauma-and-hunter-gatherers/
    [3] – Cranial Injuries to Later Stone Age Children from the Modder River Mouth, Western Cape Province, South Africa (2004)

    #1452

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    Source: [2]
    Description: ~2600 year old juvenile skeletons found at Modder River Mouth showed lesions, indentations and cracks in their skulls, most likely made with a digging stick.
    Author: Pfeiffer & van der Merwe, 2004

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    #1456

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]

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    #1461

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]

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    #1470

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: Partially exposed skeletons in situ, a snapshot taken in January 1980 (H. Versveld Preston).

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    #1485

    Story of Sapiens
    Keymaster

    Source: [3]
    Description: Partially exposed skeletons in situ, a snapshot taken in January 1980 (H. Versveld Preston).

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    #1487

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: SAM-AP6054A. Face, portions of frontal and left parietal. Note cracks extending obliquely across the frontal bone.

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    #1489

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: …hole on SAM-AP6054A, showing the pattern of bending that suggests both a rounded contour to the implement that caused the hole and the direction from which entry occurred. The sagittal suture transects the image.

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    #1491

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: SAM-AP6054B, viewed inferior-posteriorly. The keyhole-shaped hole to the right of the foramen magnum is in the lower left corner. Note cracks extending rightward from it. The frontal and most of the parietals are sun-bleached.

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    #1493

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: Indentation and cracks on the right parietal of SAM-AP6054B. A zone of adherence can be seen on the crack below the dent.

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    #1495

    Story of Sapiens
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    Source: [3]
    Description: The indentation on the posterior right squamous portion of the occipital bone of SAM-AP6054C

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