The Makapansgat pebble is seen on display at London's British Museum, Nov 25, 2016. Reuters/Andrew Heavens
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In a corner of the British Museum's South African exhibition, near an ancient golden rhino and a collection of apartheid-era campaign badges, sits a glass case holding a pitted, reddish-brown stone.Authorities theorize a very early ancestor of humans, Australopithecus Africanus, picked up the pebble and took it home, mainly because it was interested in a pattern of lines on the surface that, even today, look startlingly like a face.It could show the development of self-awareness – the stone forms a different face if you turn it the other way round, a face very much similar in shape to that of an Australopithecus Africanus.
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