Australopithecus sediba fossil skull

Australopithecus sediba fossil skull

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Caption: Australopithecus sediba fossil skull. This skull cast is part of an exact replica of Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1), one of two of the most complete fossil skeletons found of Australopithecus sediba. A. sediba is one of a number of species that form part of the early human evolutionary tree. These fossils date from around 1.9 million years ago in the early Pleistocene. They were found from August 2008 at Malapa Cave in South Africa, with the skull of MH1 discovered in March 2009. MH1 is a juvenile male. Replicas provided by the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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