Raymond Dart Biography

Raymond Arthur Dart was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist, best known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominid closely related to humans, at Taung in the North of South Africa in the province Northwest. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Raymond Dart
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Anthropologist, Anatomist
Date of Birth:
February 4, 1893
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
November 22, 1988
Age at Death:
95
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Raymond Dart Timeline
  • 1924-10-28
    M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape).
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