Site: Oulad Hamida 1 Species: H. erectus Year of Discovery: 1972  Discovered by: P. Beriro 
E. Ennouchi  Geological Age: Approximately 400,000 years old 
Between 700 – 400 thousand years old  Cultural Attribution: Lower Paleolithic – Acheulean  Developmental Age: Presumed Sex:
Source: Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory: Second Edition
Three quarries near Casablanca (Morocco) which have produced Middle Pleistocene faunal material, Acheulean tools, and hominid specimens. The Thomas 1 quarry yielded a mandible in 1969; the Thomas 3 quarry, cranial fragments in 1972. The sites are of approximately the same age, close to that of the nearby finds from Salé and Sidi Abderrahman, ca. 400-300 Ka.
The Thomas 1 mandible is similar to those from Tighenif (formerly Ternifine) in Algeria, especially mandible 3, but is robust with large teeth, although the third molar is reduced in size. The Thomas 3 cranial fragments have not yet been studied in detail, but they include frontal, facial, and dental parts of a small individual, probably comparable with the Salé specimen in size. The associated teeth, like those of Salé, are large and heavily worn, yet the associated face is delicately built. A 1992 study using CT (computed tomography) scans has permitted reconstruction of a nearly complete skull from the combined Salé and Thomas 3 remains, suggesting membership in “archaic Homo sapiens.”