STS 14 is a fossilized pelvis, vertebral column and fragmentary rib and femur of the species Australopithecus africanus. It was discovered at Sterkfontein, South Africa by Robert Broom in August 1947.
It is estimated to be 2.6-2.8 million years old.
Its characteristics are a distinctly human-like shape of pelvic blades, unlike any other animal. The shape indicates a type of bipedalism. This find was the first ever to demonstrate, without a doubt, pre-Homo bipedality.
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- "Surprise museum find links Mrs Ples skull to rest of body". Retrieved 2007-07-11.
- Image of STS 14
- Tattersall, Ian, Schwartz, Jeffery (2000). Extinct Humans. Westview Press, Boulder CO. ISBN 0-8133-3482-9.
- Larsen, Clark Spencer, Matter, Robert M, Gebo, Daniel L (1991). Human Origins: the fossil record. Waveland Press, Prospect Heights, Illinois. ISBN 0-88133-575-4.
- Maropeng - The Cradle of Humankind Official Website
- UNESCO - Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
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