Image: 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.
- Carl Bento
- © Australian Museum
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.