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Raymond Arthur Dart (1893)

Dart was an Australian-born South African physical anthropologist and paleontologist. In 1924, when Asia was still believed to be the cradle of humankind, Dart's discovery of the Taung skull near the Kalahari substantiated Charles Darwin's prediction that such ancestral hominin forms would be found in Africa. Dart named the skull, establishing it as the type specimen of a new genus and species, Australopithecus africanus. What disputed theory of human evolution did he originate? More...
Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1:35:04 PM

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Dart led an interesting life, developing professional contacts that nearly spanned the globe
from Australia to England and South Africa. Here's a link that provides some insight into
the importance of his analysis of the Taung skulls ..Nature

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