Australopithecus africanus: STS 14

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Title

Australopithecus africanus: STS 14

Description

This partial skeleton found in Sterkfontein, South Africa and is dated to 2.5 million years ago.

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

Robert Broom and John T. Robinson

Type Specimen

Partial adult skeleton

Location (Country)

South Africa

Site (Name)

Sterkfontein

Discovery Date

August 1, 1947

Specimen/Species Time Range

2.5 million years ago

Dating Method

Biostratigraphy

Specimen Data (Morphology)

The vertebrae and pelvis attested to the bipedal nature of this species. By having specimens below the neck, it confirmed that this species was different than an ape.

Files

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Date Added
April 4, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
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Citation
“Australopithecus africanus: STS 14,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed January 28, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/39.