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Sterkfontein Project Public
8 Media · Managed by: Amélie Beaudet

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000110100 Atlas wits:StW-679 Mesh 2020-03-16 Restricted Download  
000110099 Atlas wits:StW 573 Mesh 2020-03-16 Restricted Download  
000087858 Maxillary first molar - Dentine wits:StW 669 Mesh 2019-09-23 Restricted Download  
000087857 Maxillary first molar - Enamel wits:StW 669 Mesh 2019-09-23 Restricted Download  
000068769 Inner ear wits:StW 573 Mesh 2019-02-06 Restricted Download  
000068767 Inner ear wits:StW 578 Mesh 2019-02-06 Restricted Download  
000064583 Cranial fragment wits:StW 672 Mesh 2018-11-26 Restricted Download  
000064582 Cranial fragment wits:StW 671 Mesh 2018-11-26 Restricted Download  
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The caves and quarries at Sterkfontein, 50 km northwest of Johannesburg, are the richest Australopithecus -bearing site in Africa. Over 800 specimens have been recovered there since the 1936 discovery of the first adult Australopithecus . In particular, Member 4 contains abundant Australopithecus remains (including "Mrs Ples"), while Member 5 has yielded large Oldowan and Early Acheulean stone tool assemblages and hominin remains attributed to the genera Homo and Paranthropus . The Sterkfontein site is well-known for having yielded the iconic skull and associated skeleton of the “Little Foot” in Member 2. More recently, additional hominin remains were reported from the nearby Jacovec Cave and Milner Hall. In addition to the hominin remains, abundant associated faunal assemblages have been excavated and include a large and diverse non-hominin primate collection. This project aims at providing 3D surfaces of newly hominin and primate remains as well as of the stone tools excavated at Sterkfontein.


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