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Evolutionary offshoot. This prominent ridge along the top of the skull of Paranthropus aethiopicus was for anchoring its strong jaw muscles. A heavy jaw and big teeth probably enabled it to chew tough, woody plants. Living in Kenya between 2.3-2.7 mill

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Evolutionary offshoot.  This prominent ridge along the top of the skull of Paranthropus aethiopicus was for anchoring its strong jaw muscles.  A heavy jaw and big teeth probably enabled it to chew tough, woody plants.  Living in Kenya between 2.3-2.7 mill