KNM-ER 3228

Hip support

This hip bone’s size and broad shape are similar to a modern human’s, showing that Homo erectus had given up climbing for walking. The muscles that support the body during walking attached to the concave areas across the top part of the hip.

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KNM-ER 3228
Exhibit item
Site: 
Koobi Fora, Kenya
Date of discovery: 
1984
Discovered by: 
M. D. Rose
Age: 
About 1.95 million years old
Species: 
Homo erectus
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<bold>Hip support</bold> This hip bone’s size and broad shape are similar to a modern human’s, showing that <italic>Homo erectus</italic> had given up climbing for walking. The muscles that support the body during walking attached to the concave areas across the top part of the hip.