Age determination of the Shanidar 3 Neanderthal

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Science  01 May 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4494, pp. 575-577
DOI: 10.1126/science.6782677


Close agreement between the age at death estimated by macroscopic and microscopic methods was obtained for the Shanidar 3 Neanderthal. This suggests the possibility of obtaining age at death estimates by microscopic methods in other fossil hominids where the skeletal remains are highly fragmentary and macroscopic methods are not applicable.