The Taung Child’s Skull

Interesting Radiolab piece on some CSI: Pleistocene Era science featuring a link to a 3D scan of the skull of an ancient ancestor of ours.

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  • Rebecca Fuentes

    This is the first time I’ve really wished I had a 3-D printer.

  • http://janalynmarie.blogspot.com/ Beadgirl

    CSI: Pleistocene Era — I’d watch the show so hard.

  • Del Sydebothom

    The Pleistocene epoch ended 12,000 years ago. Things have gotten really weird since then.

  • captcrisis

    Adam’s grandmother? Or his granddaughter?

    • Del Sydebothom

      The former, I should think. While more closely related to us than any of the present-day great apes, the australopithecines were cognitively on par with chimps and gorillas.

    • PalaceGuard

      Not the former, poor thing, as her line ended with her death.