Full Name: Raymond Dart
Why Famous: Discovered the first Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominin species that is closely related to humans that lived 2-3 million years ago.
- 1936-11-28 Paleoanthropologist Raymond Arthur Dart (43) weds librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew
- 1924-10-28 Miner M.de Bruin discovers the infant fossil skull, "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species, Australopithecus africanus.