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Australopithecus afarensis Skull "Selam"
BH-058 $275.00

A skull and partial skeleton of DIK-1-1, also known as Dikika Baby or Lucy's Child, was found during the 2000, 2002, 2003 field seasons in Hadar Formation in Ethiopia, which spans in age of 3.31 to 3.35 million years.

The skull was encased in a block of sandstone matrix that had to be carefully exposed over several years. The result revealed a young individual with portions of the frontal and parietal bones still intact and a complete brain endocast. The mandible is complete and all deciduous teeth are well preserved, save for the left lower incisors. CT scans of the original specimen reveal complete deciduous tooth eruption with evidence of molar root development. Based on African ape dental development models, the individual's age is estimated to be 3 years old. Researchers suggest this individual is female, based on CT-based measurements and attributes of other A. afarensis specimens. The skull size and facial proportions resemble those of other juvenile hominins of similar age, such as Taung child, but specific morphology of the face indicate it is most likely A. afarensis. This incredible specimen adds valuable information on the early development of hominins and would be a great addition to any biological anthropology program.

The Bone Clones® Hominid line is composed of discoveries from anatomically modern humans, archaic humans, early Homo, early hominins, and other hominids. The majority of the casts in this line have been recreated by our team of anatomical sculptors. Some are reconstructions made by anthropology professionals using fragmentary elements from original discoveries and extrapolating the missing parts from those (i.e. Neanderthal skeleton). Custom display stand available below.

Cranium & jaw are combined into one single cast.
They do not separate.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Australopithecus afarensis BH-058 5 ¼" L x 3 ½" W x 4 ½" H 13.1L x 8.7W x 11.5H (cm) $275.00
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Shown here is a typical stand having a metal base and rod with a resin cradle, coated with thin rubber to prevent scratching and damage to paint on skull. Please note that the cradle is custom-made for each different specimen. Color and shape may vary from the sample shown.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Display Stand S-BH-058 3" W x 4" L $38.00

Bone Clones® bag for skulls and skeletal parts, useful for carrying and storing any number of Bone Clones® products. Its roomy 12" x 18" size makes it suitable for most human, hominid, and primate skulls, as well as many other medium-sized Bone Clones®. You can even use it for transporting your natural bone skulls. The soft grey flannel offers gentle protection and the sturdy braided cord provides a secure closure. If you're unsure whether a certain product will fit, feel free to contact us to check.

Catalogue # Size Price
BA-100 12" W x 18" L $11.95
TOTAL 275.00
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