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KNM-BC 1

Image of KNM-BC 1, 3D scan, 3/4 view
KNM-BC 1
Exhibit Item
Site: Chemeron, Kenya
Year of Discovery: 1967
Discovered by: A team led by Andrew Hill
Age: About 2.4 million years old
Species: Homo habilis

KNM-BC 1

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.