Daily Archives: 3rd August 2012

The mysterious StW 89 metatarsal

StW 89 is the designation of a recently described 2-2.6 million year old second metatarsal from the Sterkfontein formation in South Africa. As a metatarsal, it’s an important fossil since very few pre-Homo metatarsus have been recovered because they’re very small. As such, it’s a