Tanug Child Skull resin cast replica. About 4 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide. This fossilized skull is of a young Australopithecus africanus individual. It was discovered in 1924 by quarrymen working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, South Africa. The child is believed to have been 3â€“4 years old based on studies of rates of enamel deposition. It was a creature standing 3' 6" and weighing about 20â€“24 pounds. It had a cranial capacity of 340 cc and lived mainly in a savanna habitat. The Taung Child was probably killed by an eagle or similar large predatory bird.