Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Placename

Afalou-bou-Rhummel.

Latitude / Longitude

36.75
5.583333333

data

ID:10001
A:Afalou-bou-Rhummel.
X:g
B:Rock-shelter in the cliff overlooking the road from Bougie to Djidjelli, N of Traziboun, 3 km E of the Oued Agrioun.
C:3645N
D:0535E
E:C. Arambourg, April 1928; April-May and October 1929; and Autumn 1930.
F:Cave-filling. Level I: 3-25-4 m grey ash and angular stones. Level III: 5 m, reddish compact 'bone bed'. C.Arambourg 1934, in C. ArambourgM.Boule, H.V.Vallois, and R.Verneau 1934, Les grottes paleolithiquees des Beni-segoual(Algerie), Archs Inst. Paleon t.hum., 13: 1-36.
G:Bones in an ossuary (Level I) except Afalou 28 (with 16) - a single burial in Level III below sterile layer. C.Arambourg 1934: 1 6-20.
H:Late Pleistocene/Holocene.
J:Hystrix cristata, Ammotragus deriva, Bos primigenius, Gazella dorcas; Invertebrata: Mytilus, Patella, Trochus, Helix. C.Arambourg 1934: 26-67.
M:More than 50 individuals: 26 male, 14 female, 6 juvenile. In 9 cases crania can be associated with the post-cranial skeleton Afalou 1. adolescent: skeleton lacking rt manus and ulna; 1 tibia, partly calcined. Afalou 2. adult male: complete skeleton (healed fracture of fibula). Afalou 3; 3A. adult female(i) with infant in arms. Afalou 10. adult male: nearly complete skeleton(healed fracture of rt radius and ulna). Afalou 11. skeleton(f). Afalou 13. skeleton lacking radii, ossa mani. Afalou 16. child 2-3 yrs: cranium. Afalou 25. skeleton(f). Afalou 28. adult male(i).

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