Australopithecus africanus: The Man-Ape of South Africa

  title={Australopithecus africanus: The Man-Ape of South Africa},
  author={Raymond Arthur Dart},
  • R. Dart
  • Published 7 February 1925
  • Geology
  • Nature
TOWARDS the close of 1924, Miss Josephine -*- Salmons, student demonstrator of anatomy in the University of the Witwatersrand, brought to me the fossilised skull of a cercopithecid monkey which, through her instrumentality, was very generously loaned to the Department for description by its owner, Mr. E. G. Izod, of the Rand Mines Limited. I learned that this valuable fossil had been blasted out of the limestone cliff formation-at a vertical depth of 50 feet and a horizontal depth of 200 feet… 

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  • F. Grine
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