Turkana Boy model head

Turkana Boy model head

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Credit: P.PLAILLY/E.DAYNES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Turkana Boy model head. Reconstruction of the head of Turkana Boy, a specimen of the hominin Homo ergaster. Also known as Nariokotome Boy, this specimen is catalogued as KNM-WT 15000. It consists of an almost complete fossil skeleton, and dates from around 1.5 million years ago. It was found in 1984 near Lake Turkana in Kenya. This specimen is sometimes classified as Homo erectus. The markers in use here indicate the thickness of tissue to be sculpted during the construction of the model. Reconstruction by the Daynes Studio, Paris, France.

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