Australopithecus boisei with jaw skull replica

Replica of the skull of Australopithecus boisei (Paranthropus boisei), printed on a 3d printer in full size. Reconstruction based on the found remains.

The Australopithecus boisei skull, is the most famous fossil from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. OH 5 was discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 and originally classified as Zinjanthropus boisei by L. Leakey in Nature later that year. The accepted genus name has since changed to Australopithecus, this fossil is also know by the genus name Paranthropus. This discovery spurred paleoanthropology toward a modern, multidisciplinary approach, and focused paleoanthropologists' attention on East Africa. Unique in hominid evolution, A. boisei's massive skull features a wide, concave face, enormous, flat molars (about 4 times as big as modern H. sapiens) and cranial adaptations for powerful chewing, hence its nickname, Nutcracker Man.

A skull model for anthropological analysis.

Painted to match the color of a real skull.

The scan was taken from a real find.

The lower jaw does not detach.

Size 1:1 to the original size of the skull of Australopithecus Africanus: 21/16/18.9 centimeter

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