Australopithecus afarensis Model Skull #BH-001 | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Australopithecus afarensis Model Skull #BH-001

Australopithecus afarensis Model Skull #BH-001

Size: 7&½"L x 6"W x 7"H

-Species: Australopithecus afarensis 

-Notes: Australopithecus afarensis is the best represented early hominid with approximately 100 fossils representing the species, including the famous “Lucy” specimen. The australopithecines are only known from Africa; none has ever been found in Europe or Asia. They had ape-sized brains: their cranial capacity ranged from 375 to 530 cc. They had strong jaws with large teeth. Like modern gorillas the adult males were much larger than the females. The babies probably took approximately the same length of time to grow up as a modern chimpanzee or gorilla. This full size skull was sculpted by scientific sculptor Steven Wagner. 



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