Australopithecus boisei bites

I always wondered what our extinct relative, Australopithecus boisei tasted like, until I moved to Kazakhstan.

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Mini calotte, or manti?

Here, dumplings with various fillings are called “manti” and usually have a distinct crimping running across the top. Along with their broad flaring bases and dome-like shapes, this gives manti the appearance of miniature A. boisei brain cases replete with sagittal crests:

They all look so delicious!

They all look so delicious! Fillings from left to right: lamb, pumpkin+lamb, mushrooms ewwwww.

In case you had trouble discerning braincase from блюдо, calotte from закуски in the pic, check out africanfossils.org and see if their handy, free 3D scans of fossils OH 5 and ER 406 help you figure it out.

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