Year of Discovery:
Discovered by: Matthew Berger
Age: Between 1.95 and 1.78 million years old
Species: Australopithecus sediba
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.