Australopithecus afarensis skull (2.9 to 3.6 million years).
The australopithecines are only known from Africa and are believed to be the earliest true hominids. None has ever been found in Europe or Asia. They had ape-sized brains; their cranial capacity ranged from 375 to 530cm3. The cranial capacity of Australopithecus afarensis had a similar range. 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 for Bone Clones by scientific sculptor Steven Wagner.
Model size: 20(L) x 15(W) x 18(H) cm