Image: Homo habilis lower jaw

Homo habilis lower jaw

Cast of a lower jaw OH 13 nicknamed 'Cindy’. This 1.7-million-year-old lower jaw was discovered in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania in 1963. This is a poorly preserved and fragmentary specimen of a probable 15-16 year old female H. habilis.

Carl Bento
© Australian Museum


The jaw was found with other pieces of the skull including the maxilla, several teeth, and pieces of the cranial vault, and some postcranial elements, including a small piece of the lower arm bone (proximal ulna).

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