Dating early hominids
(Creationist arguments) KP 29281, Australopithecus anamensis Discovered by Peter Nzube in 1994 at Kanapoi in Kenya (Leakey et al. This is a lower jaw with all its teeth which is about 4.0 million years old.
KP 29285, Australopithecus anamensis Discovered by Kamoya Kimeu in 1994 at Kanapoi in Kenya.
The find consisted of a full face, teeth and jaws, and an endocranial cast of the brain.
It is between 2 and 3 million years old, but it and most other South African fossils are found in cave deposits that are difficult to date.
(It has recently been claimed that the fossils Sts 5 and Sts 14 (see next entry) were from the same individual) Sts 14, Australopithecus africanus Discovered by Robert Broom and J. Robinson in 1947 at Sterkfontein (Broom and Robinson 1947). This find consisted of a nearly complete vertebral column, pelvis, some rib fragments, and part of a femur of a very small adult.(Creationist arguments) AL 333 Site, "The First Family", Australopithecus afarensis?Discovered in 1975 by Donald Johanson's team at Hadar in Ethiopia (Johanson and Edey 1981). This find consisted of remains of at least 13 individuals of all ages. Scientists debate whether the specimens belong to one species, two or even three.In humans it is at the bottom of the skull because our head is balanced on top of a vertical column.In australopithecines it is also placed forward from the ape position, although not always as far forward as in humans.