* Toumaï, the Human Adventure
* From Tchadanthropus uxoris to Sahelanthropus tchadensis and Among the ‘fossils orphans’
* Saharian scientific missions
* Participants to saharian scientific missions
* Discovery’s contexts
* Toumaï shows the teeth
* Toumaï shows the orbital and foramen magnum planes
* Was Toumaï (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) buried ? and Research to date the skull
Tchadanthropus uxoris, discovered in 1961 on the cliff of Angamma, about 10,000-100,000 years (photograph from a copy) more details : Tchad berceau de l'humanité)
Australopithecus bahrelghazali ('Abel) discovered at KT12 by Mamelbaye Tomalta, January 23, 1995 (Alain Beauvilain, photographs of January 26, 1995, after the original), dated around 3.5 million years.
On the left mandible of Kolpochoerus afarensis (suidae = 'Pig') unearthed in KT12 January 20, 1995 and, right, molar of Kolpochoerus afarensis discovered in KT1 in January 1994 (KT1 and KT12 are separated by a few hundred meters) (photographs Alain Beauvilain).
Sahelanthropus tchadensis, the head of Toumaï. On July 19th, 2001, almost vertical to the maxilla of the skull called Toumai, was a mandibular symphysis. So this is not a skull that we found but a head. This symphysis is an 'orphan fossil' (photography Alain Beauvilain).
This jaw of Anancus is the only fossil in place ('in situ') discovered July 19th, 2001 at TM 266. This fossil site, located slightly below and to one hundred meters south of Toumai, with fossils of anthracotheriidea, allowed us to immediately understand the importance of this discovery in terms of the age of the head discovered. Photography Alain Beauvilain.
Toumaï at the time of its discovery on July 19th, 2001.
Photography Alain Beauvilain
The left femur of hominid discovered July 19, 2001 among the fossil's head adjoining Toumai. (photography Aude Bergeret).
-John Hawks : 'Sahelanthropus 'the femur of Toumaï'.
Half jawbone discovered in KT13 in January 1996 by Mahamat Kasser (Photography Alain Beauvilain).
The mandible of KT40 discovered July 18, 2000 by Fanoné Gongdibé
Photography Alain Beauvilain.