From fossil skulls to tool technologies, the history of the hominids is written in stone. The Hominid Fossil Repository serves as a guide to identifying fossil hominid specimens and the tools used by some of our earliest ancestors. This repository will serve as a visual assist in the recognition of the type specimens for students just beginning their life-long interest in our fossil ancestors.
This adult cranium was discovered in 1947 in Sterkfontein, South Africa and is dated to be between 2.8 and 2.4 million years old.
An exhibit elaborating on the early genus Homo.