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Taung Child

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Sculpting Australopithecus africanus (Taung child) in time lapse.

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Taung Child Skull- timelapse

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Answer to ancient mystery shows man's ancestors hunted by birds

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Taung Child (TYPE!)

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Part IV: Station 5 (Taung Child, Chimp and Human)

The Taung Child is the fossilised skull of a young Australopithecus africanus. It was discovered in 1924 by quarrymen working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, South Africa. Raymond Dart described it as a new species in the journal Nature in 1925.
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