Australopithecus africanus: STS 5

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Title

Australopithecus africanus: STS 5

Description

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.

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

Robert Broom and John T. Robinson

Type Specimen

Adult cranium

Specimen Name/Nickname

"Mrs. Ples"

Location (Country)

South Africa

Site (Name)

Sterkfontein

Discovery Date

April 18, 1947

Specimen/Species Time Range

2.8-2.4 million years ago

Dating Method

Biostratigraphy

Specimen Data (Morphology)

Hypoplastic midface, larger cranial capacity compared to Au. afarensis, orthognathic

Files

mrs_ples-498x337.jpg
Date Added
April 4, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
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Citation
“Australopithecus africanus: STS 5,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed September 21, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/38.