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The Florisbad Skull

Nature volume 141, page 1010 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



SINCE its discovery by Prof. T. F. Dreyer1 in 1932, the Florisbad skull has been discussed by the leading anthropologists2 of South Africa. No one in Europe, so far as I know, has had an opportunity of examining a cast of the specimen. Thanks to Prof. Raymond Dart, of Johannesburg, I have been given this opportunity, and as a result I wish to confirm the importance of the discovery to all students of human evolution.

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    , Proc. Kon. Akad. v. Wetensch. te Amsterdam, 38, 119 (1935). A description of the skull with an account of the endocranial cast by . The endocranial cast has has also been described by (S. Afr. J. Sci., 33, 960; 1937). An account of the cultural and faunistic evidence is given by in Argeologiese Navorsing van die Nasionale Museum (Bloemfontein), 1, 65 (1938).

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    , S. Afr. J. Sci., 33, 64 (1937); , Report of XVI International Geological Congress (1936); , , Amer. J. Physical Anthrop., 23, 1 (1937); S. Afr. J. Sci., 34, 89 (1937).

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