Paranthropus boisei Skull

Paranthropus boisei Skull

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Credit: John R. Foster/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Skull of Paranthropus boisea, an early hominin. This particular skull is known colloquially as Nutcracker Man. It was found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, by Mary Leakey in 1959, and has been dated to 1.75 million years old. Cast of the original. Specimen number: OH 5.

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