Categories Anthropology I

I.1.6.(d) Rhodesian man.

In 1921 Swiss miner Tom Zwiglaar found human remains in broken hill mine rhodeisia in south Africa.

  • It consisted of a skull with lower jaw , parts of femora, a tibia, a sacrum, portion of 2 pelvis and some fragments of other individuals. It belongs to upper Pleistocene period.



  • skull is very long and narrow,
  • height is about 131cm
  • Cranical capacity around 1250 to 1400cc
  • Forehead receding and supra orbital ridge are prominent
  • Nasal aperture is very large
  • Orbit are high and great size
  • Teeth are of modern proportion. Canine is normal
  • He exihibits feature of neanderthal and modern sapiens and therefore considered intermediate

Rhodesian man


From olduvian to la Mousterian tool culture ( predominance of flake tools)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo
H. rhodesiensis

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