found in 1924 in Bophythatawana, South Africa, dated to about 2.8-2.6 mya
(see Thabaseek deposits), and that contains hominid
remains encased in limestone breccia
, including one juvenile
demicranium assigned to Australopithecus africanus, better known as the Taung child
. No artifacts
were recovered from the quarry site
Taungs, Buxton limeworks.
See Raymond Dart.