Name: Australopithecus boisei or Australopithecus boisei
Other names: Zinjanthropus; Nutcracker Man
Age: 2.3 – 1.2 million years ago
Height: Males 1.37 m (4′ 6″); Females 1.24 m (4′ 1″)
Weight: Males 49 kg (108 lbs); Females 34 kg (75 lbs)
Brain Size: 500 – 545 cc
Description: Big teeth, large chewing muscles. There were possibly two species.
Diet: Fruit, plants, nuts, plant roots
Culture: Lived close to water. Lots of debate as to the culture and living habitat as so little is known. Believed to have had no descendants.
Tool Culture: –
Date Discovered: 1959
Area Discovered: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa
Who Discovered: Mary leaky