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Homo ergaster skull KNM-WT 15000 (1.6 million years).
The Homo ergaster Skull KNM-WT 15000 "Nariokotome Boy" or "Turkana Boy" was discovered by K. Kimeu in 1984 in Nariokotome, Kenya. It was first described by Brown, Harris, R. Leakey and Walker in Nature in 1985 as H. erectus. The completeness of this skull allowed scientists to get accurate measurements of brain size. Many other skeletal parts were also recovered, giving anthropologists a great deal of information regarding body size, limb proportions, age of death (probably 12 or 13 years) and whether or not language was possible. The pelvis reveals a greater ability to run than modern humans, and some reveal a closer affinity to australopithecines.
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Model size: 19.5(L) x 13(W) x 15(H) cm
Our aim is to provide the best possible facsimile models of the most important hominid finds for the general public, educators and students, using the best reference material available. Each hominid has been carefully researched and re-created based on some or all of the following: casts of original fossils, the latest literature (descriptions and/or published measurements), input from the scientific community and full colour, life-size photographs. Every effort has been made to accurately re-create anatomical details of colour, size, shape, reconstructed areas, and bone/fossil texture. The hominids offered in this series are high quality, artistic recreations that can be advantageously used by educators as important visual aids in the classroom and appreciated by the general public. They are not intended for advanced graduate work nor to be measured for research purposes.
(Information courtesy Bone Clones, Inc)