Paranthropus Robustus

Bronze on granite plinth.

An early hominid, one of the Austral piths from the sub-epochs of the early to middle Pleistocene period 2.6 – 1.5 million years ago. Some distinctive features of this species are the larger cranial capacity than the earlier Australopithecus Africanus and is more similar to a modern brain. It had thicker facial buttressing structures and larger postcanine tooth size, in comparison to an Africanus indicating that Robustus was not a herbivore but an omnivore. With a passion for evolutionary anthropology, Davies created this life-size bronze portrait bust that bravely reaches far back in time, depicting another era bringing the past to the present.

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Dimensions Height: 45 cm
Width: 36 cm