Fossil Hominids

The Bone Clones® Hominid line is composed of discoveries from anatomically modern humans, archaic humans, early Homo, early hominins, and other hominids. The majority of the casts in this line have been recreated by our team of anatomical sculptors; although it is and has always been our first choice to mold and cast original specimens. Some of our casts are reconstructions made by Anthropology professionals using fragmentary elements from original discoveries and extrapolating the missing parts from those (i.e., Neanderthal skeleton). A small portion of the hominin line has been cast from original material, with additional reconstruction. 3D scans have become available for some specimens, and we have been able to use this new technology in those reconstructions.

We continue to produce new finds as they occur, leaving time for original papers to be published and enough scientific data to be obtained so we may produce our casts as precisely as possible. Each hominid is carefully researched and produced based on some or all of the following: casts of original fossils, the latest literature (descriptions and/or published measurements), input from the scientific community, and full color, life-size photographs, or any combination thereof.

The hominids offered in this series are high quality recreations and are not intended for advanced graduate work or to be used for research purposes. Special thanks to our paleoanthropological and archaeological consultants.

      All items sold on this website are reproductions (replicas). All Bone Clones® products are made in the USA. No real or natural bone material is available on this site.