Image: Australopithecus afarensis upper jaw

Australopithecus afarensis upper jaw

Cast of the upper jaw AL 222-1 discovered in Africa.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

This jaw cast shows some of the distinctive A. afarensis features of the jaws and teeth including long and narrow jaws, upper jaws where the placement of the last molar results in tooth rows that curve in at the back, wide incisor teeth and long pointed canines.

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