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28/10/1924 Taung Child

Workers in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa, discovered what they considered a child skull. It turned out to be a skull of a young Australopithecus africanus, new species related to man. The species was soon described in the scientific journal Nature. It lived between 3.3 and 2.1 million years ago.


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  • Taung Child 

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  • Initial criticism of Dart's claims 

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