What killed the Taung Child?
Beside this, how old was Taung child at death?
Secondly, why was the Taung Child important? “The Taung Child is important because it was the very first early hominid discovered,” explains Zipfel. “It's very important as people didn't know where the Cradle of Humankind was.” Africa is now almost unanimously considered the Cradle of Humankind as it is home to some of the world's oldest hominid fossils.
Keeping this in view, who killed Taung baby skull?
It had a cranial capacity of 400–500 cc. In 2006, Lee Berger announced the Taung Child probably was killed by an eagle or other large predatory bird since the similarity of damage to the skull and eye sockets of the Taung Child is of that seen in modern primates that are known to have been killed by eagles.
How the name Taung skull did come about?
In 1924, a skull (later named the Taung Child) was discovered by a quarry-worker in the nearby Buxton-limestone quarry. It was described by Raymond Dart in 1925 as the type specimen of Australopithecus africanus after he received a shipment of mostly fossil baboons, but also containing the skull and face of the child.