A brief history of mankind

Mrs. Ples, today you’re one of the most popular South Africans! How did that happen?
In 1947 when Dr. Robert Broom did excavations at Sterkfontein, we first met. I received the name “Plesianthropus Transvaalensis”, which was shortened to “Mrs. Ples” by his employees. It has been my nickname to this day.

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