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One of the worldโ€™s most famous fossil skulls is actually male and not female as initially thought by South African paleontologists

More than 70 years ago two paleontologists named Robert Broom and John Robinson discovered a skull at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg. They nicknamed the skull, which is believed to be about 2.5 million years old, โ€œMrs Plesโ€. Its scientific name is Australopithecus africanus, and itโ€™s extremely significant