Australopithecus hominid remains

Australopithecus hominid remains

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Caption: Australopithecus hominid remains. Fossilised remains of an Australopithecus sp. hominid primate encased in rock at the Sterkfontein caves, South Africa. Numerous early hominid remains have been found at these caves, which were declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. These remains are the exposed parts of a complete Australopithecus skeleton thought to be around 4.7 million years old. The hand and forearm can be seen at upper left, with the skull and humerus (upper arm bone) lower right, and the legs at upper right.

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