Another New Type of Fossil Ape-man

  title={Another New Type of Fossil Ape-man},
  author={Robert . Broom},
  • R. Broom
  • Published 1949
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
SOME years ago, I pointed out that in my opinion the cave deposits in the dolomite of the Transvaal when fully worked will give us the remains of most stages of early man and pre-man that have inhabited South Africa from probably Middle Pliocene to Recent. In the Sterkfontein area alone there are apparently in about ten square miles more than a hundred different cave deposits, and many of these are of quite different ages judging by the faunas. Almost all the animals at Kromdraai main deposit… Expand
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