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Homo erectus (ergaster) Dmanisi (D2700) and jaw (D2735) (1.75 to 2.0 million years).
The Dmanisi Homo erectus (ergaster) was discovered in 1999 by Abesalom Vekua, et al. in Dmanisi, Georgia. Our cast comprises the D2700 cranium and D2735 jaw. This small-brained specimen, found alongside Oldowan-like choppers and scrapers, undercuts the theory that hominids did not leave Africa until about one million years ago and only after becoming large-brained bipeds with well-developed tool-making abilities. The small capacity of the cranium D2700 (600cm3) is similar to that of the African H. habilis specimens. Despite their small cranial capacity, characteristics of the crania and mandibles show greater similarity to early African H. erectus/ergaster than to H. habilis. The skull is small and rounded at the back.
Stand available - see product code SBH028.
Model size: 18(L) x 13(W) x 15(H) cm
Our aim is to provide the best possible facsimile models of the most important hominid finds for the general public, educators and students, using the best reference material available. Each hominid has been carefully researched and re-created based on some or all of the following: casts of original fossils, the latest literature (descriptions and/or published measurements), input from the scientific community and full colour, life-size photographs. Every effort has been made to accurately re-create anatomical details of colour, size, shape, reconstructed areas, and bone/fossil texture. The hominids offered in this series are high quality, artistic recreations that can be advantageously used by educators as important visual aids in the classroom and appreciated by the general public. They are not intended for advanced graduate work nor to be measured for research purposes.
(Information courtesy Bone Clones, Inc)