Raymond Dart

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart Full Name: Raymond Dart
Nationality: Australian

Profession: Paleoanthropologist
Why Famous: Discovered the first Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominin species that is closely related to humans that lived 2-3 million years ago.

Born: February 4, 1893
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Died: November 22, 1995 (aged 102)

Married Life

  • 1936-11-28 Paleoanthropologist Raymond Arthur Dart (43) weds librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew

Historical Events in the Life of Raymond Dart

  • 1924-10-28 M.de Bruin, a miner, discovers an infant fossil skull the "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies fossil as new hominin species Australopithecus africanus.

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