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SK 847

Image of Homo habilis, SK 847, skull, 3/4 view
SK 847
Exhibit Item
Site: Swartkrans, Republic of South Africa
Year of Discovery: 1969
Discovered by: Ronald Clarke
Age: Between 1.8 and 1.5 million years old
Species: Homo habilis

This fossil has similarities to early African  Homo erectus, sometimes known as Homo ergaster. Yet it shows other similarities to Homo habilis, also known to occur from eastern to southern Africa.

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