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Science Equipment Loan Pool - Anthropology skull kit
|Other names: Homo transvaalensis; Australopithecus africanus africanus; Homo africanus; "Ape-man"; "Man-ape"; "Near-man".|
|Discovery: found at the Buxton Limeworks, 10km southwest of Taung, Bophuthatswana, South Africa. First described by R.A. Dart, 1924.||.|
|Description: composed of the greater part of a juvenile skull and an endocast of the brain. The dentition is complete. Most of the skull vault is missing. The dental arcade is regular and parabolic containing all the deciduous juvenile dentition and first permanent molars. The cranial capacity has been estimated at 405cc (cf. 444cc for adult.)
The original is held in the Department of Anatomy, University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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