KNM-BC 1

KNM-BC 1
Exhibit item
Site: 
Chemeron, Kenya
Date of discovery: 
1967
Discovered by: 
A team led by Andrew Hill
Age: 
About 2.4 million years old
Species: 
Homo habilis

Earliest Homo?

This right temporal bone, or ear region, from a 2.4-million-year-old skull may represent the earliest population of the genus Homo - the lineage to which our species belongs. The fossil comes from the Baringo Basin, in north-central Kenya.

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