Turkana Boy skeleton and body, illustration

Turkana Boy skeleton and body, illustration

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Credit: JOHN BAVARO FINE ART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Turkana Boy skeleton and body. Illustration of a reconstruction of Turkana Boy's skeleton with an outline of his body. Turkana Boy is a fossil 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.

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