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Paranthropus boisei (2501.1rp74) - cranium 3D Model
Location: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
Age: 1.8 million years ago.
Material: epoxy resin cast.
Notes: RLA catalog no. 2501.1rp74 (cast). Fossil discovered in 1959 by Mary Leakey and described by P. Tobias. Represented the first reliable chronometric assessment of an early hominid. Nearly complete cranium, called “Zinj.” Cast made by the Wenner-Gren Foundation Casting Program at the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. From the teaching collection of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Model by Madelaine Azar.