This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Hominid fossil skulls of australopithecine group

Hominid fossil skulls of australopithecine group

E437/0016

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JOHN READER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN READER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Homind fossil skulls of the australopithecine group showing examples of the two types: at top is a gracile australopithecine, Australopithecus africanus (STS 5) known as Mrs Ples & found by Robert Broom at Sterkfontein, South Africa, in 1936. At centre is a robust australopithecine, A. robustus (SK 48) found by Broom & J.T. Robinson at Swartkrans, South Africa in 1949. Gracile australopithecines were lightly built & omnivorous; robust australopithecines were heavily built & vegetarian. This group represents the oldest hominids discovered to date. They are thought to have lived from 3.7 to 1.6 million years ago and ranged throughout most of Africa.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}