Image: Australopithecus africanus skull and brain cast

Australopithecus africanus skull and brain cast

Cast of a fossil found in Swartkrans, South Africa. Sand and mud can fill a fossil skull and then harden to produce natural fossil endocasts of the brain cavity. This preserves the size, shape and surface features showing different regions of the brain, blood vessels and brain folds

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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