Fibreglass (neutral) (KNM-WT 1700)

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KNM-WT 17000

This is the earliest robust australopithecine skull known. It was found on the west side of Lake Turkana and is 2.5 million years old, more than half a million years older than the other well-known skulls, OH 5 “Zinjanthropus” and KNM-ER 406. It had an even smaller brain than the later specimens, and because it also had very large cheek teeth, the crest running along the top of the skull for the attachment of the chewing muscles is even larger. Unfortunately the teeth were not preserved but the remaining roots give an idea of the large size of the teeth.

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