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
Site: 
Hadar, Ethiopia
Date of discovery: 
1992
Discovered by: 
Yoel Rak
Age: 
About 3 million years old
Text: 
Around the time this male <italic>A. afarensis</italic> lived, early humans were walking upright and climbing trees. Brain size increased, but only gradually.