|Mrs Ples's skull (who is now believed to have been a male), is the most complete skull of an Australopithecus africanus yet found. Image by: © WWW.EVOLUTIONNYC.COM|
"This is the first time that 'Mrs Ples' will be returning to Maropeng since the Centre's opening eight years ago," says Tony Rubin, Managing Director of Maropeng.
And this time a selection of other very important hominin fossils will also form part of the exhibition.
The material at the exhibition is kindly on loan from the Ditsong Museum of Natural History and the Evolutionary Sciences Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, and will be on display from December 10, 2013 to January 19, 2014.
Other special fossils that will be on display include TM 1517, the type specimen of Paranthropus robustus discovered at Kromdraai; COB 101, the only hominin fossil discovered at Coopers Cave; and SK 48, a young Paranthropus robustus cranium showing two leopard teeth puncture marks in it.[...] timeslive.co.za/