Australopithecus africanus skull (STS-5)

Australopithecus africanus skull (STS-5)

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Australopithecus africanus skull (STS-5). Cast of the fossil cranium and mandible of the Australopithecus africanus specimen known as STS-5, also named 'Mrs Ples'. It was discovered at Sterkfontein by Dr Robert Broom and J. T. Robinson in April 1947. It is not certain whether the skull is from a male or female, but it is thought more likely to be a male. It dates from 2.4 million to 2.9 million years ago.

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