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Sahelanthropus tchadensis (Toumai) cranium 3D Model
This fossil was discoverd in 2001 in what is today Chad (central Africa). It is currently the earliest evidence of bipedalism in the fossil record, and as such is considered by many to be the first hominin (bipedal ape). The cranium dates to between 6 and 7 million years ago, likely just after the common ancestor between our species and chimpanzees.
This cranium measures approximately 7” long x 4” high, with a width of 4”. This fossil has a cranial capacity of approximately 350cc, similar to that of a modern chimpanzee.
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