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Homo ergaster (2501.1rp31) - cranium 3D Model
Location: Nariokotome III, West Turkana, Kenya.
Age: 1.6 million years ago.
Material: epoxy resin cast.
Notes: RLA catalog no. 2501.1rp31 (cast). Fossil discovered in 1984 by K. Kimeu. Recovered in 1984 and 1985 by Alan Walker and Richard Leakey. Cranium from 80% complete skeleton. Earliest specimen of Homo erectus. About 12 years old, may be younger. Known as “Turkana Boy.” Cast made by the Wenner-Gren Foundation Casting Program at the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. From the teaching collection of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Model by Aidan Paul.