The occurrence of species of animal that became extinct ~1.5 million years ago indicate the deposit is not younger than 1.5 million years old.
The sediments have a 'normal' magnetic polarity and the only major period between 2.0 and 1.5 million years ago when this occurred was the Olduvai sub-Chron between 1.95 and 1.78 million years ago and so in 2010 the fossil was suggested to be around 1.95 million years old based on the transitional nature of some of the sediments and the stratigraphy at the site.
Think maybe at my age just a bit wary of dating someone so much younger than myself, as in culture and interests gap, not want to be thought holding someone back, as know when i was younger used to go raves, and extreme sports, so don't want partner to think they have to slow down for me haha I dated a younger guy for the first time and it lasted 3 and a half years. At first I felt a bit awkward but soon got used to it and then enjoyed it.
Have to admit since then I seem to have dates with younger men (their choice).
In addition to the fossils revealed initially, rocks collected from the site have been examined with CT scans and contain even more bones, suggesting that the type specimen, Karabo, will become even more complete.
The species is suggested by the authors to be a good candidate for being the transitional species between the southern African ape-man Australopithecus africanus (the Taung Child, Mrs.
The fossil was dated using a combination of palaeomagnetism and uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating by Andy Herries (La Trobe University, Australia), Robyn Pickering (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Jan Kramers (University of Johannesburg, South Africa).
U-Pb dating of the underlying flowstone indicates that the fossils are not older than 2.0 million years old.