Re: Africanus or Robust ?

13 Apr 1995 23:01:31 GMT

In article <>, (VITALE) writes:
>As of late I have been hearing alot of cross talk that the Taung
>child might not be an A. Africanus but a robust pith. Could this
>be? I thought to be considered robust you needed a sagittal crest.
>As in the black skull. If this is the case where is the crest ?

The Taung specimen is a young child, so the thinking is that it was not
fully developed yet. For more info on this you might want to look at
Dean Falk's "Braindance", I believe she discusses this issue in there.
Caroline R. Cooper