KNM-OG 45500

A 62-year search

This browridge is part of a braincase discovered by a Smithsonian team at Olorgesailie, a site known since 1942 for abundant stone tools. The discovery, made 62 years after research began there, is the first early human fossil known from Olorgesailie.

Image of Olorgesailie, Kenya, KNM-OG 45500 browridge
KNM-OG 45500
Exhibit item
Site: 
Olorgesailie, Kenya
Date of discovery: 
2003
Discovered by: 
A team led by Richard Potts
Age: 
About 900,000 years old
Species: 
Homo erectus
Text: 
<bold>A 62-year search</bold> This browridge is part of a braincase discovered by a Smithsonian team at Olorgesailie, a site known since 1942 for abundant stone tools. The discovery, 62 years after research began there, is the first early human fossil known from Olorgesailie.