Further Remains of the Sterkfontein Ape-man, Plesianthropus

  title={Further Remains of the Sterkfontein Ape-man, Plesianthropus},
  author={Robert . Broom and J. T. Robinson},
AT the beginning of April we restarted work at Sterkfontein in the search for more remains of Plesianthropus; and we were successful in getting remains of a number of individuals and a perfect skull of an elderly female, of which an announcement was made in Nature of May 17. Unfortunately, owing to a difference of opinion with the Historical Monuments Commission, further work was delayed for a month. 
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