location in Czech Republic
|Region||Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic|
|Coordinates||49°35′15″N 18°7′9″E / 49.58750°N 18.11917°ECoordinates: 49°35′15″N 18°7′9″E / 49.58750°N 18.11917°E|
|Excavation dates||1879 to 1893|
|Archaeologists||Karel Jaroslav Maška|
Šipka is a cave located near Štramberk, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, 440 m above sea level. In 1880, a mandible of a Neanderthal child was found there. The age of the child has been estimated to be between 9 and 10 years.
The archeological work in Šipka was conducted in years 1879-1893 by Karel Jaroslav Maška. The cave was probably alternatively inhabited by Neandertals and cave bears. The site also yielded Mousterian tools and traces of hearths. This was the first discovery of Neanderthal remains in their cultural context.
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- Archeolog.cz: Description, site map, photo gallery and literature (in Czech).