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 and see if their handy, free 3D scans of fossils OH 5 and ER 406 help you figure it out.

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