Taung Child Poetry, Morning Post

Although I'm wrapping up my archival work with the Taung Child (off to other fossils!), here's one last africanus hurrah courtesy of the Wits archives.  Not quite as complexly juxtaposed as  "Ode to Australopithecus," it is an interesting demonstration of poetic art, craft, cultural more, and science wedged into three stanzas. 

Campy, sure.  But oddly compelling.

 

 "Australopithecus africanus" by R.W.M.,  The Morning Post , undated. (courtesy of the Raymond Dart Archive, University of Witwatersrand)

"Australopithecus africanus" by R.W.M., The Morning Post, undated. (courtesy of the Raymond Dart Archive, University of Witwatersrand)