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Australopithecus africanus: Sts 71

  • Geologic Age:

    2.5 Ma

  • Discovery Date:

    13 Nov 1947; 10 Aug 1948

  • Discovered By:

    Robert Broom and John T. Robinson

  • Discovery Location:

    Cave, Sterkfontein, South Africa

  • Cranial Capacity:

    428 cc

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    Sts 71 is a hemicranium, with preserved right side and a nearly complete palate. Of the dentition, the right first and second premolar are present but very warn, and the left premolars 1 and 2 are present but fragmented. The posterior portion of the cranium was compression during deposition. Sts 71 has an estimated cranial capacity of 428 cc.

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