cranial capacity, higher vault and mental eminence. Further, this is also
supposed to represent an advanced stage of Homo erectus.
Subsequently, a controversy has developed regarding the evolutionary
status of the Narmada skull: Homo erectus or Archaic Homo sapiens?
However, the balance of current opinion seems to favour the latter position.
As of now, the age of the specimen is put in the range of 27 to 32 years; it is a
female (not male as originally thought) skull and its cranial capacity is in the
range of 1155 to 1421 cc, values which are high for African and Asian Homo
erectus but closer to ranges for Homo sapiens.
Table 1 Evolution of Species
Geological Ages Archeological Modes of Life
Ages Living Styles