One of the world’s most famous fossil skulls is actually male and not female as initially thought by South African paleontologists

More than 70 years ago two paleontologists named Robert Broom and John Robinson discovered a skull at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg. They nicknamed the skull, which is believed to be about 2.5 million years old, “Mrs Ples”. Its scientific name is Australopithecus africanus, and it’s extremely significant…

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