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The Rhünda Skull

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Location address: Deutschland, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
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The Rhünda Skull is a fossil hominid skull that was found just outside the village of Rhünda in North Hesse, Germany.
On the night of 19 July 1956 there was a heavy storm in North Hessen. This caused the stream northwest of Rhünda, the Rhündabach, to strongly erode the field that is now the Rhünda sports ground. On the morning of 20 July, a villager found parts of a hominid skull in the newly-eroded stream bed, about 80 centimetres below the ground surface. The skull pieces were covered in calcareous sinter and surrounded by lime-rich tuff, loess, and basalt fragments.

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