The 1.2 million year old female Homo erectus pelvis from Gona, Ethiopia

A reconstruction of the 1.2 million-year-old pelvis discovered in 2001 in the Gona Study Area at Afar, Ethiopia, that has led researchers to speculate early man was better equipped than first thought to produce larger-brained babies. The actual fossils remain in Ethiopia.

Credit: Scott W. Simpson, Case Western Reserve University

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