This question is not answered yet satisfactorily – Mrs. Ples was he or she !!. You must be wondering – if name is Mrs. Ples then Mrs. Ples should be married lady.
Wait, wait, don’t make any definitive conclusion on this. The name Mrs. Ples itself is a misnomer.
This is a story of our human evolution. Story of a human who died in his/her young age or middle age . We don’t have any conclusive answer on that. Nevertheless, let us delve into history to know more about Mrs. Ples.
In 1947, Robert Broom was able to find a complete skull – missing only one teeth, while blasting limestone through dynamite in a cave.
As per Mr. Robert Broom – the skull represented a female,based on the small size of the sockets for the canine teeth. “Mrs Ples” could walk upright and had a small brain( About 485 cc).
Dr Francis Thackeray argued that “Mrs Ples” is the fossil of a young male.
She is still going through “IDENTITY CRISIS“.
“We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.” -Richard Dawkins