The skull of the Tautavel Man, which was discovered in 1971, has a flat and receding forehead and a well-developed arch of the eyebrows. The face is big with rectangular eye sockets.
The volume of the cranial cavity is 1150 cm³. The head was that of a young adult.
The skeleton was reconstructed with 75 human remains that were found, as well as casts to fill in the missing pieces.
| The Tautavel Man's height was 1.65
m, and his bones are sturdier than those of modern day humans are. |
Due to the direct, non-destructive dating method that was used, his age was estimated at 450,000 years.
|Using the skull and the other bones, it was possible to reconstruct his face and body.|