Pleistocene scene at West Turkana

Pleistocene scene at West Turkana

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Credit: MAURICIO ANTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pleistocene scene at West Turkana. Illustration of a two hominins watching prehistoric antelope and other bovid species from the shelter of trees beside a waterhole. This scene dates from the Pleistocene (2.5 million to 11,700 years ago). The hunters are in West Turkana, near Lake Turkana in Kenya. A famous fossil from this area is Turkana Boy, a specimen of the hominin Homo ergaster. It dates from around 1.5 million years ago and was found in 1984. It is sometimes classified as Homo erectus.

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