Celebrating the Turkana Human
Today’s, the most popular search engine has shared an interactive Google doodle and celebrating the Turana Human. August 1, 2021. This Doodle’s Reach. This day in history.
According to Wiki
Turkana Boy, also named Nariokotome Boy, is the name given to fossil KNM-WT 15000,[nb 1] a nearly complete skeleton of a Homo ergaster youth who lived at c. 1.5 to 1.6 million years ago. This specimen is the most complete early human skeleton ever found. It was revealed in 1984 by Kamoya Kimeu on the bank of the Nariokotome River near Lake Turkana in Kenya.
Catalog no. KNM-WT 15000
Common name Turkana Boy, Nariokotome Boy
Species Homo ergaster (also referred to as African Homo erectus)
Age 1.6 mya
Place discovered Lake Turkana, Kenya
Date discovered 1984
Discovered by Kamoya Kimeu/Richard Leakey
Estimates of the individual’s age at death range from 7 to 11 years old.
The ‘Turkana Boy’ skeleton has allowed scientists to find out a lot of information about body size, body shape, and growth rates of Homo erectus.
It was suspected that Turkana Boy suffered from a congenital disorder, either of dwarfism or scoliosis. However, the fossil definitely showed lumbar disc herniation, an injury implicated with the specimen’s death. The specimen also had a diseased mandible.
This specimen is the most complete early human skeleton ever found. It was discovered in 1984 by Kamoya Kimeu on the bank of the Nariokotome River near Lake Turkana in Kenya. Estimates of the individual’s age at death range from 7 to 11 years old.
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