Paranthropus robustus (SK-48) Cast Replica Skull with reconstructed Ja | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Paranthropus robustus (SK-48) Cast Replica Skull with reconstructed Jaws #BH-003-C

Paranthropus robustus (SK-48) Cast Replica Skull with reconstructed Jaws #BH-003-C

Size: 6½" L x 6"W x 6"H

-Species: Paranthropus robustus

-Notes: This 2-1.5 million year old Paranthropus robustus skull (SK-48) was discovered by a quarryman named Fourie in Swartkrans, South Africa in 1950 and described by Robert Broom in 1952. SK-48, formerly called Paranthropus crassidens, greatly increased what is known about australopithecines. The Transvaal cave site where it was found was blasted by explosives but, remarkably, the skull survived. The skull was found with the right canine, the first premolar and all three molars intact. On the basis of the adult teeth and small sagittal crest, Broom determined the specimen to be an adult female.

The mandible that is pictured here with the skull was constructed on the basis of Robert Broom's additional discovery of SK 23 at Swartkrans. SK 23, the best preserved mandible from this area, was found close to the discovery site of SK 48. While considered to be a female of the same species, it is not presumed to be from the same individual. This mandible was then adapted to occlude with the SK 48 skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Please allow up to 1 week for processing time with cast replicas as most of these items are made to order. Thank you for your understanding.



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