Paranthropus aethiopicus Skull

Paranthropus aethiopicus Skull

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Credit: John R. Foster/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Skull of Paranthropus aethiopicus, an early hominid. This skull, known as the Black Skull due to the dark coloration of the bone, caused by high levels of manganese, was found in West Turkana, Kenya, and dates to about 2.5 million years old. Cast of the original. Specimen number: KNM-WT 17000.

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