Paranthropus robustus sites

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Paranthropus robustus is a species of fossil hominid that lived in southern Africa between approximately 1.9 million years and just over 1 million years ago when it presumably becomes extinct[1]. While it is the most numerous early hominid fossil discovered in southern Africa, it has only been found at sites within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site[1]. All of the sites listed below are breccia caves. No P. robustus fossils have as of yet been found in a fluvial or lacustrian context.

Sites where P. robustus fossils have been recovered


  1. 1.0 1.1 B. Hilton-Barber and L.R. Berger (2002). Field guide to the Cradle of Humankind. Struik.