The Australopithecus aethiopicus Skull KNM-W7000 was discovered by A. Walker in 1985 on the west shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. It was described by Walker, Leakey, Harris and Brown in Nature in 1986. The skull is commonly referred to as the "Black Skull" due to its blue-black color. Although not considered on a direct line to humans, it gives insights into early hominids. It shares many primitive features with A. afarensis (e.g., projecting face, small cranial capacity (410 cc)), as well as has features typical of australopithecine species (e.g., projecting face, large sagittal crest and jaws, and expanded cheek teeth). Given that it seems to fall between A. afarensis and A. boisei, it was given its own species name.
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Australopithecus aethiopicus cranium replica by Bone Clones, catalog # BH-008.
Measures 9" long X 6" wide X 4" high.
22.2L x 15W x 10.5H (cm)
Optional stand is also available for $40