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Homo heidelbergensis "Bodo" Skull
BH-041-C $370.00

600,000 YA. This skull known as "Bodo" was discovered by Asfaw, Whitehead and Wood in 1976 in Bodo D'ar, in the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia. The taxonomic designation of Homo heidelbergensis, particularly with respect to African forms, is a topic of considerable debate. With a mosaic of features, its morphology is considered "intermediate" with greatest resemblance to the younger specimens from Kabwe (Broken Hill) and Petralona. The skull of this presumed male is massive with a broad face (one of the largest among fossil hominins) and a very thick cranial vault. The thick bones, angular torus, midline keel and low cranial vault, are reminiscent of H. erectus while derived features include an increased cranial capacity (1250 cc), the shape of the nasal bones and a browridge that, while thick, is composed of separate and slightly arched supraorbital tori. Interestingly, Bodo has cut marks on the vault, face, and even within the eye orbit, indicating that it was intentionally defleshed.

The Bone Clones® Fossil 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. Some 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 fossil hominid line has been cast from original material.

2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Custom display stand available below.

Rightmire, P.G. 1996. The human cranium from Bodo, Ethiopia: Evidence for speciation in the Middle Pleistocene? Journal of Human Evolution 31,1:21-39.

White, T.D. 1986. Cutmarks on the Bodo cranium. A case of prehistoric defleshing. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 69,4:503-509.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Homo heidelbergensis BH-041-C   9" L x 6" W x 7 ½" H    22.3L x 15.5W x 19.3H (cm) $370.00

Shown here is a typical stand having a metal base and rod with a resin cradle, coated with thin rubber to prevent scratching and damage to paint on skull. Please note that the cradle is custom-made for each different specimen. Color and shape may vary from the sample shown.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Display Stand S-BH-041-C 5" x 3" $60.00

Durable and economical corrugated plastic storage and carrying case for natural bone and replica human, great ape, and hominid skulls. This case is both attractive and lightweight. It includes a tab insert closure. This case ships flat and is easy to assemble.

Special handling fees may apply to this order. We will contact you with the amount prior to shipping.

Catalogue # Size Price
S-81 ID: 10 ½" L x 7 ½" W x 8 ½" D $36.00

The Premium Carrying Case for Human Skull is a durable storage and carrying case for human and fossil hominid skulls, as well as small, disarticulated bones and many other animal skulls. This case is both attractive and resilient. It is constructed of sturdy plywood, lined with foam, and covered with tough vinyl. Chrome hardware on each corner provides first-rate reinforcement and metal buckle clasps and lock assures closure and security.

(Skull Sold Separately)

Catalogue # Size Price
S-91 ID: 9 ½" L x 8" W x 6 ½" D; OD: 11" L x 9 ¾" W x 8" D $126.00

Bone Clones® bag for skulls and skeletal parts, useful for carrying and storing any number of Bone Clones® products. Its roomy 12" x 18" size makes it suitable for most human, hominid, and primate skulls, as well as many other medium-sized Bone Clones®. You can even use it for transporting your natural bone skulls. The soft grey flannel offers gentle protection and the sturdy braided cord provides a secure closure. If you're unsure whether a certain product will fit, feel free to contact us to check.

Catalogue # Size Price
BA-100 12" W x 18" L $14.00
TOTAL 370.00