|Fontéchevade Hominid I was recovered from a block of breccia taken back to
Henri-Martins lab near the site of La Quina. The block came from a Layer E0
2.60-2.40 meters below datum and about 13 meters in front of the caves current drip
The FC I frontal fragment includes glabella, the medial area of the left superciliary arch, part of the nasal articulation, and part of the squamous portion (Trinkaus 1973:27).
Importantly, with its thin cranial bone and weakly developed brow, the fragment appears to contrast with classic Neandertals.
The map on the right is a section showing the find location of FC I (the black cross) at the top of the Tayacian E layers.
|Drawing of Homind I||Photo of Hominid I|
|Vallois placement of Fontéchevade I on a modern frontal. (Vallois 1958:19)|