This is the most complete of the Homo habilis skulls discovered at Olduvai Gorge. (It is not as complete as it may look above; the lighter portion of the side of the head is filler.) When discovered, it had been crushed absolutely flat, hence the nickname "Twiggy", after an English model of the 1960's. A heroic reconstruction job by R.J. Clarke restored it, but some distortion undoubtedly remains.
This page is part of the Fossil Hominids FAQ at the talk.origins Archive.
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