AL 444-2

Evidence of size differences

This large male skull was found at the same locality as the famous Lucy skeleton. It is much bigger than the skull of Lucy and other females of this species, indicating there were differences in body size between the sexes.

Image of AL-444-2, 3D scan, 3/4 view
AL 444-2
Exhibit item
Hadar, Ethiopia
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
Yoel Rak
About 3 million years old
Around the time this male <italic>A. afarensis</italic> lived, early humans were walking upright and climbing trees. Brain size increased, but only gradually.