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KNM-BC 1

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Discovered by: A team led by Andrew Hill
Age: About 2.4 million years old
Fossil Name: KNM-BC 1
Location of Discovery: Chemeron, Kenya

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.

Early Homo species