Image: Australopithecus africanus skull side view

Australopithecus africanus skull side view

Cast of skull Sts 71. This 2.5 million-year-old partial skull was discovered in1947 by Robert Broom and John Robinson in Sterkfontein, South Africa. It was initially thought that his skull was a female because of the minimal facial projection, but the robust features of this skull and large molars indicate it was more likely an adult male.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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