Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Placename

Hopefield(Saldanha).

Latitude / Longitude

-33.06666667
18.38333333

data

ID:10103
A:Hopefield(Saldanha).
X:c
B:Open site, Elandsfontein farm, neat Hopefield, 24 km E of Saldanha Bay, Cape Province.
C:3304S
D:1823E
E:K.Jolly and R.Singer, 8 January 1953.
F:Surface of sand and calcareous concretions. R.Singer 1954, The Saldanha Skull from Hopefield, South Africa, Am. J. phys. Anthr op., 12: 345-362.
H:Upper Pleistocene, Vaal-Cornelia stage. H.B.S.Cooke 1963, Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of Africa, with Particular Referance to Southern Africa, in F.C.Howell and F.Bourliere(eds) 1963, African Ecology and Human Evolution, Publs Anthrop. Viking Fund, 36: 89.
I:Late South African Acheulian. J.J.Wymer 1973, in lit. R.Singer 1956, Am. Anthrop.58: 1127-1134.
J:Mesochoerus lategani, Equus cf. plicatus, Loxodonta cf. atlantica, Hippopotamus amphibius, Homoioceras cf. baini. H.B.S.Cooke 1963. Early-Middle Pleistocene fauna. R.Klein 1973, Geological antiquity of Rhodesian Man, Nature, Lond., 244: 311-312.
K:Saldanha hominid calvaria: F=2-0%, 100F/P205=5-9, eU308=21ppm, N=0-2%. Animal bones from main fossil bed: F=1-7-2-5%, 100F/P205=5-2-7-8, eU308=6-25 ppm, N=0-1-0-5%. K.P.Oakley 1957, The Dating of the Broken Hill, Florisbad and Saldanha Skulls, Proc. 3rd Pan-Afr. Congr. Prehist.: 76-79.
M:Hopefield 1. adult: calvaria(f), rt ascending ramus mandibulae(f). Holotype of Homo saldanensis Drennan, 1955. Plate 8.

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