Re: looking for casts of hominid skulls

Phillip Bigelow (
Sun, 08 Dec 1996 22:58:47 -0800

Andy Ternay wrote:
> Hi--wondering if anybody can recommend to me where I might locate and purchase
> casts of various homonid skulls. Specifically, I am looking for skulls that are
> accurate enough to do measurements on, but not so accurate as to stand up to,
> say, an electron microscope scan. Just basically accurate enough to
> perform visual comparisons for my own education. Thanks a bunch folks!

Try checking out the offerings of SkullDuggery, Inc. (somewhere in
They put out a catalog, and they USED to have
quite a selection of cast reproductions of hominids
(very accurate). Neanderthal, A. afarensis (as much as
is known of it), H. habilis, H. erectus, and an assortment of
ape skulls (gorilla, and chimp, etc.).
I don't know if SkullDuggery still carries them.
Be forewarned, though: These casts were very pricy last I checked.

You might also try checking out the offerings of Mat Smith Studios
in Bozeman, Montana, USA. (sorry, I don't have the address in front
of me). Mat makes and sells casts of dinosaur and fossil reptile
skulls, but he may have done some hominid stuff, too. He also puts
out a catalog.