Homo gautengensis

Homo gautengensis

A new Homo species first discovered in South Africa’s Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg in 1977; a partial skull of Homo gautengensis was reconstructed in 2010, which dated at 2 million years old and is thus regarded as the oldest known Homo species.
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Darren Curnoe, who led the project, said Homo gautengensis was "small-brained" and "large-toothed," reports Discovery News.
Curnoe and colleague Phillip Tobias, who is a South African paleoanthropologist, believe Homo gautengensis was just over 3 feet tall and weighed about 110 pounds.