Image: Australopithecus africanus lower jaw side

Australopithecus africanus lower jaw side

Cast of lower jaw MLD 2 found in Makapansgat, South Africa in 1948 and dating to about 2.4- 3.2 million years old. The jaw comes from an adolescent male of about 12 years of age.

 

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

This jaw highlights some features of A. africanus dentition including shorter and smaller canine and incisor teeth and premolar teeth and molar teeth that were all quite large.

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