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Letter from Louis Capitan to Marcellin Boule announcing Denis Peyrony’s discovery of the La Ferrasie 1 skeleton (23/09/1909).

Abbot Henri Breuil’s handwritten note and sketch describing the sepulchre of the La Ferrassie Man (Le Musée de l’Homme archives, Paris).

Postcard sent to Marcellin Boule by Denis Peyrony on January 5, 1918 to announce that work was to be resumed at Les Eyzies
It was the discovery of the first Neanderthal skulls that saw the nascence of prehistory 150 years ago.
Following in the footsteps of Marcellin Boule and Henri Vallois, Jean-Louis Heim is carrying on with the work on the La Ferrassie fossils: a man, a woman and 5 children. He looks back on his career as a paleoanthropologist.
The original film that Jean-Louis Heim did for SFRS Reconstructing La Chapelle aux Saints’ Neanderthal skull can be viewed on the CERIMES site. Thanks to this reconstruction Neanderthal’s skeleton is back on his two feet.
Simulation of Neanderthal’s voice by Jean-Louis Heim (Anthropology Laboratory at the Musée de l’Homme, Paris) and Louis-Jean Boê (Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble)
Jean-Louis Heim and the reconstruction of the Mettmann Museum
According to Professor Heim, Neanderthal Man grew up much faster than Homo Sapiens.
Jean-Louis Heim, a professor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, is still carrying out excavations in Egypt and in Mongolia.
« New Goddess » by Sylviane Pouchot and reconstruction of a Neanderthal Man by E. Daynes © Philippe Plailly / Eurelios
Could Neanderthal and Cro Magnon have mated? Did they meet up and are they of the same species?
The La Ferrassie Man, Musée de l’Homme, Paris
What actually happened that caused their disappearance? Jean-Louis Heim gives us his version.
Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, not far from Feldhofer Cave where the first Neanderthal cranium was identified in 1856.
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