Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This Day In History: 1st Australopithecus africanus Skull Prepared

On this day in 1924 Raymond Dart finished preparing the first fossil skull of Australopithecus africanus. Known as the “Taung child”, he was only three years old at the time of death.
Click to download the PDF: Australopithecus africanus The Man-Ape of South Africa. 1925. Raymond Dart. Nature 115: 195.