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Approximate age:500,000 years old=average of minimum (0.485 Ma) and maximum (0.515 Ma)

Date based on: thermoluminesence See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Özkul M, Engin B, Alçiçek MC, Koralay T, Demirtasli H. 2004b. Thermoluminescence dating of Quaternary hot spring travertines and some implications on graben evolution, Denizli, western Turkey [abstract]. In 32nd Intnl. Geo. Congr., Florence, Italy. p 1474.

Hominids: late Homo erectus/heidelbergensis      

Archaeology:      

Important specimens: Frontal and partial parietals of Middle Pleistocene Homo. There is really not enough of the bone present to identify species with high confidence. Pathology on endocranium interpreted as tuberculosis.

Notes:

Location: (Kokobash), Denizli province, western Anatolia, Turkey
Map location/coordinates reference: John Kappelman, M. C. A. (2008). First Homo erectus from Turkey and implications for migrations into temperate Eurasia. American journal of physical anthropology, 135(1), 110-116.

Key references: Erten, H., Sen, S., & ÷zkul, M. (2005). Pleistocene mammals from travertine deposits of the Denizli basin (SW Turkey).   

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