Ehringsdorf

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Ehringsdorf

 

a village near Weimar, in the German Democratic Republic, near which, on the left bank of the Ilm River, between 1908 and 1925 fragments of the skulls and other bones of prehistoric man were discovered in the lower strata of thick travertine deposits, along with implements of the late Acheulean and early Mousterian cultures. Anthropologically, the inhabitants of Ehringsdorf were Paleanthropic but also exhibited certain similarities to modern man. They lived during the Riss-Würm interglacial, approximately 100,000 years ago.

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But they are not by any means the only ones; other examples are the fossils from Biache-Saint-Baast in the French Flandes, several finds in the La Chaise series in Charente in western France, and the latest, now near the last glaciation, from Ehringsdorf in Thuringen, Germany, and those from Fontechevade in Charente, France.