Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Taung(s)

Archaeological site 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. Aka Taungs, Buxton limeworks.

See Raymond Dart.

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