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MH1

3/4 view of fossil skull MH1, Australopithecus sediba
MH1
Exhibit Item
Site: Malapa
Year of Discovery: 2008
Discovered by: Matthew Berger
Age: Between 1.95 and 1.78 million years old

MH1

MH1 is a juvenile australopithecine, about 12-13 years old. It was the first specimen of Au. sediba found at Malapa Cave. Both cranial and postcranial remains have been recovered from this individual. The mixture of primitive and derived traits may help link the genus Australopithecus with the genus Homo